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Ex-Rep. Don Moffitt appointed to state Agriculture Department post

Don Moffitt didn't stay retired for long.


The longtime legislator, who stepped down from his post Wednesday as the second-longest-serving Republican in the state House, was tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday as the assistant director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.


Moffitt, of Gilson, is a lifelong farmer and served in the House starting in 1993 with a stint as the top GOP member of the body's agriculture committee. Early in his career he also served as a high school agriculture teacher.


The appointment had long been rumored. Moffitt declined to answer a question about it at a January 2015 event in Peoria. The Agriculture Department is led by another former state representative with ties to farming, Raymond Poe of Springfield


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