“Senator Risinger served alongside a number of the people we rely on to help us carry our mission down in Springfield, so we’re excited to have him. I’m pinching myself sometimes wondering am I dreaming this...he’s a perfect match,” Whitaker says.
Other officials say Risinger's transportation background is a good fit for the regional planning group. Risinger left the state senate three years ago. He's set to start at the Commission in the interim role on April 1st.