State Senator Karen McConnaughay has decided not to run for re-election this fall.
She sent the following email to Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady:
“The purpose of this letter is to inform you that I have decided to not seek re-election this fall and will instead be pursuing other opportunities.
“Rest assured that as long as I remain a State Senator I will be doing my utmost to represent the taxpayers of the 33rd District and the State of Illinois—including continuing the work we’ve started in reforming this state’s ethics regulations.”
That leaves Republican Party leaders in Kane and McHenry County to select a replacement.
State Reps. Steve Andersson and Allen Skillicorn are the House members in McConnaughay’s senate district.
Andersson did not run for re-election.
Whoever is picked will face Democrat Nancy Zettler.
She was defeated for State Representative when she ran against Skilicorn in 2016.
If Skillicorn is chosen, then a replacement will be needed for Skillicorn’s seat.
Skillicorn defeated McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield, Dan Wilbrandt and Paul Serwatka (who withdrew from the race, but remained on the ballot).
Schofield is on the ballot for County Board this year.