Rep. Jehan-Gordon Booth projected to keep her seat representing the 92nd District

The Associated Press projects Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth to keep her seat.
The Associated Press projects Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth to keep her seat.(25 News Now)
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 11:24 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - The Associated Press is projecting 92nd District Rep. Jehan-Gordon Booth will keep her seat.

Booth was first elected in 2009, and has not faced a challenger in the election except for a Libertarian candidate in 2020, and Watt in this election.

Gordon Booth is a Deputy Majority Leader for the Democratic party in the House, and Speaker Pro Tempore. She describes herself as “born and raised” in Peoria, and as a community activity and mother.

Gordon Booth has worked on legislation like the SAFE-T Act and said she is continuing to fine-tune the law ahead of its January 1 effective date. She has worked on other crime legislation, including a statewide pilot program combining mental health resources with police response at crime scenes.

Watt is a political newcomer. He describes himself as a man of many roles, including pastor, mentor, foster parent and Peoria Public Schools volunteer. He, his wife and their four children live on the West Side of Peoria.

He formed his campaign around five principles, life, liberty, truth, compassion and faith. Watt has taken pro-life and anti-SAFE-T act positions. He said he doesn’t want to vote for legislation he hasn’t had time to study or he believes to be bad provisions.

The 92nd district covers Peoria, West Peoria, Peoria Heights and parts of Bartonville.