Rep. David Harris Latest to Announce

This week marked yet another member of the Illinois General Assembly to announce their intentions to not seek re-election. GOP State Rep. and long-time Champion of Free Enterprise recipient David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) announced his plans in a press release that he would not seek re-election in 2018.  He was one of the GOP members who voted in favor of the tax hike, budget compromise.
With Harris’s announcement, five of House GOP’s 10 longest tenured members now not running for re-election.
Adding to the list of House Republicans not seeking re-election include Reps. Mike Fortner (not seeking re-election), Patti Bellock, Bob Pritchard (not seeking re-election), Bill Mitchell (not seeking re-election), Chad Hays (not seeking re-election), Reggie Phillips (not seeking re-election), John Cavaletto (not seeking re-election), Sara Wojicki-Jimenez (not seeking re-election), Steve Andersson (not seeking re-election), Brian Stewart (running for Senate seat), and Barb Wheeler (not seeking re-election).  Senate Republicans include Senators Christine Radogno (resigned), Pam Althoff (not seeking re-election), Tim Bivins (not seeking re-election), and Kyle McCarter (self imposed term limits).  House Democrats include Reps. Barbara Flynn-Currie (not seeking re-election), Al Riley (not seeking re-election), Carol Sente (not seeking re-election), Emily McAsey (resigned), Scott Drury (running for Governor), Cynthia Soto (running for another office), Brandon Phelps (resigned), Litesa Wallace (running to lieutenant governor), Juliana Stratton (running to lieutenant governor), Laura Fine (running for state Senate), Dan Beiser (not seeking re-election), and Elaine Nektriz (resigned).  Senate Democrats include Daniel Biss (running for governor), James Clayborne (not seeking re-election), and Bill Haine (not seeking re-election).  Also, Attorney General Lisa Madigan will not be seeking re-election in 2018.

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