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State and federal candidates in the Will County area filed their nominating petitions to get on the ballot in the 2020 election.
Voters will decide on nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives, state senators and state representatives in the Illinois General Assembly, among other positions, starting in the March 17 primary election.
In the 11th Congressional District, incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, will face Will County Board member Rachel Ventura, D-Joliet, in a primary race. Republicans Krishna Bansal and Rick Laib filed to run for the GOP primary.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, filed to run for reelection as a Democrat in the 14th Congressional District. Several Republicans filed to challenge her in November, including Anthony Catella, Jerry Evans, Ted Gradel, Catalina Lauf, James Marter, Jim Oberweis and state Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, filed to run for reelection in the 16th Congressional District. In the general election, he’ll face either Benjamin Baer or Dani Brzozowski, who are running for the Democratic nomination.
In the 3rd Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs, filed to run for reelection. He’ll face contenders Rush Darwish, Charles Hughes and Marie Newman for the Democratic nomination. Will County Board member Mike Fricilone, R-Homer Glen, Arthur Jones and Catherine O’Shea filed to run for the Republican nomination.
On the state level, Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and Republican Ben Bierly filed to run for the 43rd Senate District. Joliet City Council member Larry Hug, Michael Crowner and Meg Cappel filed for the Democratic nomination, and Thomas McCullagh filed for the GOP in the 49th Senate District.
In the 37th House District, New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann and Tim Ozinga filed as Republicans to run against Democrat Michelle Fadeley in November.
Democrat Dagmara “Dee” Avelar and Republican Ron Doweidt filed to represent the 85th House District. State Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Elwood, filed for reelection in the 86th House District with no challengers.
State Rep. Mark Batinick, R-Plainfield, filed to run for reelection in the 97th House District. Democrat Harry Benton filed to challenge him in the general election.
State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, filed to run for reelection in the 98th House District with no challengers.