Republican candidate for governor Kirk Dillard says his running mate will connect with Downstaters, and with working families across Illinois.
Dillard has chosen state Representative Jil Tracy of Quincy to appear with him on next year’s Republican primary ticket. The two of them stopped in Springfield Tuesday as part of a statewide flyaround to introduce the ticket.
This is the first time that candidates for governor and lieutenant governor are running together as a team in the primary. Tracy is an attorney who serves on the legislature’s pension and ethics committees. She says she and Dillard hear and understand the concerns of middle-class families around Illinois.