When Illinois Democrats sliced up McHenry County, giving Crystal Lake parts of three state representative and senate districts, State Rep. Mike Tryon’s home was put in the 66th District.
Osmond served as head of Lake County Republican Central Committee, so she has contacts through the new 61st District.
Antioch State Rep. JoAnn Osmond’s home was assigned to the 64th District. She was the only resident incumbent.
The district is comprised of about 51% Lake County voters and 49% McHenry County.
Osmond had to decide where to run.
Today I received the following answer to my question of where:
I have and I will be running in the 61st which means that I will have to move, but that will be two years off and only subject to my winning again.
She is going to try to retrain the district which she now represents, the 61st. If she wins, the state constitution says she will have to move into the new district in order to run in 2014.
The 61st District is seen below. Click to enlarge.
That leaves the 64th district without an incumbent. You see the boundaries below: