Republican enters race against Democratic State Rep. Sharon Chung in the 91st District
PEORIA (25News Now) - A McLean County woman is trying a second time to win a seat in the Illinois General Assembly, this time challenging a freshman Democrat in the Illinois House.
Republican Desi Anderson announced Tuesday she’s a candidate for the seat now held by 91st District State Rep. Sharon Chung (D-Bloomington), who was first elected to the seat in 2022.
Chung has yet to formally announce her candidacy.
That same year, Anderson was defeated in her bid to unseat State Sen. David Koehler (D-Peoria) in the 46th Senate District.
Anderson is a mother and business owner living in rural Carlock. She says Illinois for too long has been moving in the wrong direction and has gone away from common sense.
“Unfortunately, Springfield has gone away from the common sense, freedom focused solutions that so many of our neighbors believe in and want to see reflected in their government. Instead, out of touch lawmakers fail to consider the working families, farmers, and future generations when voting on legislation significant to our livelihood,” Anderson said in a prepared statement.
Anderson and Chung are vying to represent the 91st District that stretches from Bloomington to Bartonville, and includes parts of McLean, Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties.
DESI ANDERSON ANNOUNCED SHE’S RUNNING.
ANDERSON IS A REPUBLICAN MCLEAN COUNTY BUSINESSWOMAN AND MOTHER.. AND LIVES IN RURAL CARLOCK WITH HER HUSBAND.
SHE SAYS SHE’S RUNNING BECAUSE LAWMAKERS IN SPRINGFIELD ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH WORKING FAMILIES AND FARMERS.
THE 91ST DISTRICT STRETCHES FROM BLOOMINGTON TO BARTONVILLE, AND INCLUDES PORTIONS OF MCLEAN, PEORIA, TAZEWELL AND WOODFORD COUNTIES.
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