John Connor who was the Illinois State Senator for the 43rd District stepped down from his seat several days ago, creating a vacancy. By law the seat must be filled within 30 days. The Illinois General Assembly is not supposed to reconvene until veto session (after the November election).
I will not be seeking this appointment as I believe it is imperative that the voters decide without bias. I will be encouraging the committee to choose someone who has experience and someone who has been a strong Democrat but is not a candidate for this seat. I will be working hard to win this election with the support, and votes of the people who live in Illinois' 43rd District.