A press release from State Rep. Mike Tryon. announcing that he will run for re-election in the southernmost of the three districts into which Crystal Lake was divided.
Rep. Mike Tryon to Seek Re-Election to House of Representatives
Crystal Lake Republican will run in District 66 in 2012
CRYSTAL LAKE….. State Representative Michael W. Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) has announced that he will seek re-election to the Illinois General Assembly in 2012 in the newly-drawn district where he currently resides.
Tryon, who has served as the State Representative for District 64 since 2005, will seek the seat in District 66 since he will no longer be a resident of District 64 when the new legislative map takes effect.
The new District 66 encompasses the southwestern portion of Crystal Lake, and portions of Lakewood, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills and Huntley.
About 30% of the new District 66 area extends into Kane County and includes portions of East and West Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, Gilberts, rural Pingree Grove and Elgin.
“It appears that the new map will allow me to keep between 65% and 70% of my current constituents,” said Tryon. “While I am disappointed to be losing most of Crystal Lake, the Sun City portion of Huntley, the older section of Lakewood and a few other parts of my current district, I look forward to working hard on new issues with my new constituents in Kane County.”
When the new map takes effect, District 64 will include most of Crystal Lake, the northeastern edge of McHenry County and a significant section of Lake County up to the state line. Representative JoAnn Osmond (R-Antioch) currently residents in what will become District 64.
Tryon’s announcement ends speculation that he will seek a new state Senate seat that is being created through the new map.
“While the Senate seat was tempting, I’m quite content in the House of Representatives,” said Tryon. “I believe that through the relationships I have built and the knowledge I have gained since becoming a legislator, I will best be able to serve residents of McHenry and Kane Counties by remaining in the House of Representatives.”
In addition to maintaining his work on behalf of current District 64 constituents, Tryon will spend the next several months learning about the issues that affect Kane County and developing relationships with the stakeholders and elected officials there.