3 months, 1 week ago by Bryan Nichols
Looking more like State Rep. Jil Tracy will run with Hinsdale senator
The candidates running for governor are busy trying to decide who they want to run on the ticket with them as lieutenant governor.
The governor and lieutenant governor candidates used to run independently but a new law requires they run together on the same ticket.
Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) made comments earlier this week regarding his pick. Those comments were picked up by Metro Networks.
“Let me tell you without divulging secrets, the people of Southern Illinois will be extremely pleased with who my running mate is,” Dillard said. “It is rumored out there that it is somebody who grew up in deep Southern Illinois and might even be a double SIU Saluki graduate.”
Dillard also dropped a hint that it was a woman. He says they’ll make the news official very soon.
“Shortly after labor day we will make our announcement,” he said. “It’s really, logistically, putting her family and my family together and finding the right travel time.”
State Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) has been widely rumored to be Dillard’s choice for Lt. Governor. She was born in Carbondale, Illinois and lived in Anna. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree. She has been in the State House since 2006.
Tracy said earlier this week an announcement would be made next week and Dillard says he’ll make his official announcement in southern Illinois sometime after the holiday.