Voters to decide on competitive state races across Will County in 2020
The Will County delegation to the General Assembly in Springfield will look very different in 2021.
Four Joliet-area state legislators have already announced they are not running for their seats in 2020 — either because they're retiring or pursuing another office. And both parties are vying for those spots.
Democrats are touting a long list of accomplishments, including legalizing recreational marijuana, expanding reproductive rights and investing billions of dollars in new buildings and roadway repairs, especially in Will County.
"A lot of bills have been passed to help create good paying jobs," said Bill Thoman, chair of the Will County Democratic Central Committee.
Will County Republican candidates are arguing for change, especially after what they describe as Democratic efforts to raise taxes and overreach on fiscal and social issues.
"It's time to think and vote differently," said George Pearson, chair of the Will County Republican Central Committee.
Pearson said that for 2020, Republicans have fielded quality candidates to run in competitive races across the electoral map.
"As far as I'm concerned, it's level ground," Pearson said.