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Rep. Jim Durkin Announces Re-Election Bid

Illinois congressman will seek another term in the newly formed 82nd District.

Illinois Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) will seek re-election next year in the state's newly formed 82nd District, he announced Friday.

The Springfield veteran has represented the 82nd District since 2006. Last November, he was elected to a two-year term after  Democratic challenger Matthew Mostowik.

The newly drawn 82nd District includes parts of Western Springs, Lemont, Darien, Burr Ridge, Willowbrook and Homer Glen.

Durkin also served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 through 2002 until he became the Republican nominee for United States Senate.

"Over the years, I have been very honored to serve my neighbors and plan to continue to work for out community if chosen by the people of our new district," Durkin said in a release.

Durkin is currently serving as the assistant minority leader in the Illinois House of Representatives. He was the Republican leader on the special investigative committee that impeached former Gov. Rod Balgojevich.

He is a former assistant Cook County state's attorney and former assistant Illinois attorney general. He is currently a partner in the Governmental and Municipal Affairs practice group Arnstain and Lehr LLP.

Durkin is a resident of Western Springs, where he resides with his wife and four children.

“During my years in office, I have been very grateful for the support of the people in our community,” he said. “I want to continue to represent them in Springfield and I am excited to have new areas and people in the district to get to know and I hope to represent them as well in the future.”

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