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Campaigns & Elections

Fifth Democratic Candidate for Ill. 17th District

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Williams for Congress

A fifth candidate has joined the race for the Democratic nomination for Congress in Illinois' 17th District. Marsha Williams lives in Channahon, and originally announced her candidacy for the 16th District, but had to change when new maps put her in the 17th.

Williams earned a degree in Legal Studies and works as an admissions advisor for a trade school.

Already in the race are former state representative Litesa Wallace, Rock Island County Board Member Angie Normoyle, former WQAD meteorologist Eric Sorensen, and Rockford Alderman Jonathan Logemann. They hope to succeed Cheri Bustos of Moline who's decided not to run for re-election next year.

On her campaign website, Williams lists her main issues as universal health care, criminal justice reform, women's rights, workers rights, and the Green New Deal to fight climate change.