Rep. Welter statement on resignation of IDVA Director Chapa LaVia

State Representative David Allen Welter (R-Morris) issued the following statement today on the resignation of Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Linda Chapa LaVia:

“Director Chapa LaVia’s resignation was a necessary step in bringing accountability to the Pritzker Administration’s lackluster response to the deadly outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home. I welcome the naming of Major General Peter Nezamis to serve as acting director and encourage him to maintain an active dialogue with members of the Illinois General Assembly as he works to keep our veterans safe.”

Representative Welter serves the 75th District, which includes portions of Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle and Will Counties.