Bob Flider en Quinn Names New Ag Chief <p>Pending&nbsp; approval by the Illinois State Senate, Bob Flider has been appointed as Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.</p><p>Flider served in&nbsp; the Illinois House from 2003 until he lost his re-election bid in 2010. He served as mayor of Mt Zion from 1995 to 2003.</p><p>As a state legislator, the Democrat was a member of the House Agriculture and Conservation Committee.</p><p>Flider said he will work closely with agriculture&nbsp; and agribusiness leaders to meet Governor Pat Quinn&rsquo;s goal of&nbsp; doubling Illinois&#39; exports by 2014.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 23:45:29 +0000 Rich Egger 10293 at Quinn Names New Ag Chief