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Process announced to fill 12th District state House seat
2020-01-30

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Chicago Ald. and Committeeman Tom Tunney announced the process for Democratic candidates pursuing the appointment to the 12th District State House seat, which will fill the vacancy created when state Sen. Sara Feigenholtz retired from the Illinois House.

As required by law, this vacancy must be filled within 30 days of Jan. 21 to ensure people within the district are represented in the Illinois General Assembly.

Interested candidates must submit the following information to erica@tomtunney.com before midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in a single PDF document in order to be considered in the selection process:

—Name

—Address

—A complete resume/CV

—Answers to the following questions: Why do you wish to be considered for state representative? What would be your top priorities as state representative? Have you ever run for political office?

Interested candidates should be prepared to meet and discuss their credentials with the Committee in an open forum on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St., in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre. Community members can attend and hear the candidates present their credentials. Following the open forum, the Committee will deliberate in executive session before announcing their decision about the appointment to the 12th District House seat.

Tunney is the chair of the Committee voting to appoint a replacement. The Committee members vote by weighted vote, according to the number of voters in each ward's 2018 General Election. Tunney has 45.09 percent of the vote, with others being Sean Tenner ( 28.56 percent ), Lucy Moog ( 17.31 percent ), Tim Egan ( 7.73 percent ) and Walter Burnett ( 1.26 percent ).


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