Ryan Spain has served as State Representative of the 73rd District since January 2017, following the retirement of State Representative David Leitch. A lifelong Peorian, Spain attended District 150 schools and is a Richwoods High School alumnus. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double degree in political science and speech communication and Bronze Tablet Honors. Spain also holds an MBA from Bradley University.