Two Announce They're Running For 70th District Statehouse Seat

Aug 15, 2017

A geology professor from DeKalb and an insurance agent from Sycamore plan to run for the Illinois 70th District House seat.

Republican Jeff Keicher (left) and Democrat Paul Stoddard (right) are running for State Representative in the 70th District
Credit Facebook candidate accounts

Tuesday night, Democrat Paul Stoddard announced his intention to run for the office currently held by Republican Bob Pritchard, who is not running for re-election. Stoddard is retiring soon from Northern Illinois University and has been a DeKalb County Board member for 10 years.

On Sunday, Republican Jeff Keicher announced he’s making a run for the 70th District seat, which includes portions of DeKalb, Kane, and Boone counties. Keicher is a political newcomer but has served on a number of local boards in Sycamore, including the Chamber of Commerce, the public library, and Rotary.

If others jump into the race, they'll face off in primaries in March. The general election is next November.