A former sheriff’s deputy announced plans Wednesday to run for McLean County Board’s District 9, as Republicans try to seize the seat being vacated by Democrat Erik Rankin.
Republican Jeremy Bradley previously worked for the McLean County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy and as a school resource officer in Olympia school district. He’s now a Country Financial representative.
Bradley’s campaign announcement included a long list of McLean County’s top Republican leaders who Bradley says have endorsed him. That list includes Sheriff Jon Sandage, State’s Attorney Jason Chambers, Assistant State’s Attorney Don Knapp, County Clerk Kathy Michael, and Coroner Kathy Davis.
“I’m confident the experiences I’ve gained in my years with the Sheriff’s Department, which required maintaining a close relationship with all local departments’ personnel, and continuing these communication abilities with the public as a financial representative, have enabled me to serve District 9 well if I have the honor of being elected,” Bradley said in a statement.
Bradley’s announcement comes one week after Rankin announced he would not seek re-election in 2018, leaving the seat open. Republican Susan Schafer also represents District 9, which includes parts of south Bloomington, but she's not up for re-election until 2020.
The primary is in March, with the general election in November.
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