A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff:
Sen. Althoff announces Illinois Senate resignation
McHenry, IL… State Senator Pamela Althoff, Republican from the 32nd District, releases the following open letter announcing her resignation:
It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation from the Illinois Senate effective September 30.
The decision to resign prior to the end of my term allows me the ability to not only tie up loose ends, but also to remove the appearance of utilizing my state office as a way to campaign for the McHenry County Board District 4 seat.
As I serve my final weeks as State Senator, I can’t help but feel immensely grateful and honored to have served the constituents of the 32nd District for the last 16 years.
I’ve said all along that I would serve 15 years.
It worked out that I was able to serve 16 years, but now is the time to give this opportunity to someone of a newer generation—someone with different ideas, experiences, and perspectives.
While I loved every minute of serving in the Illinois Senate, I have chosen to pursue another public service opportunity closer to home.
McHenry County continues to be a great place to work, live, play, and raise a family, which is why I am looking forward to serving the community that I have called home for more than 35 years.
I know this transition, though bittersweet, is what is best for me and the 32nd District.
In closing, I want to thank my colleagues, staff, and constituents for making my years of service some of the best years of my life, and I sincerely hope I met your expectations in return.
Senator Pamela Althoff
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Althoff is running for the McHenry County Board. No Democrat filed to run against her and running mate Chuck Weheeler.