Three Kicked Off Primary Ballot: Two Northern Illinois Incumbents Now Unopposed

Jan 22, 2016

The field has narrowed in two northern Illinois contests on the March 15th primary ballot.

Rockford business consultant Colin McGroarty’s challenge to incumbent Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is over.

His nominating petitions were challenged by Suzy Brown and David Welter, both of Morris in Grundy County, and he has been removed from the March primary ballot.

In the 67th Illinois House District, both challengers to incumbent Democrat Litesa Wallace also have been removed.

Petitions for both Wladimiro Aguirre and Lisa Jackson were challenged by Dion Simpson, president of the Rockford branch of the NAACP.

That leaves Kinzinger and Wallace as the only current primary candidates for their respective seats. Opponents may be nominated by the other party following the primary election.