You may have heard that there have been some machinations in our State Representative Race. Incumbent Bob Pritchard resigned early, and was appointed by Governor Rauner to fill a vacancy on NIU's Board of Trustees. I think with his legislative experience, and history of friendship with the University, Bob is an excellent choice to fill that role.
To fill the vacancy left by Bob's retirement, the Republican Parties of Boone, DeKalb, and Kane Counties have appointed my opponent, Jeff Keicher.
I'm actually kind of flattered that the Republicans feel threatened enough by our campaign to put all this in motion. I still have the greatest confidence in our ability to win this race, but in the meantime, congratulations to Jeff.