Jil Tracy Won't Try For Congressional Seat

Mar 30, 2015

Jil Tracy

A former State Representative and Lieutenant Governor candidate from Quincy says she won't seek an open congressional seat. 

Jil Tracy issued a statement today that says she won't try for the Republican nomination in the 18th congressional district.   

Tracy left her position in the Illinois House to team up with Kirk Dillard as he ran unsuccessfully for Governor last year.    

Tracy indicated she talked with her family about a political bid to replace Aaron Schock and decided against it.  

State Senator Darin LaHood says he will try for the GOP nomination.  Others are considering it. The special election is expected this summer.  Schock is resigning after questions over spending.