The chairwoman of the LaSalle County Democratic party has announced a run for Congress in Illinois' 16th District.
Dani Brzozowski of LaSalle announced her candidacy this week.
The seat, currently held by Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, is up for election in 2020. Currently, no other candidates have announced candidacy.
Brzozowski is a former small business owner and she describes herself on her campaign page as having a background in non-profit management with diplomas from La Salle-Peru High School and Purdue University. Brzozowski lists economic justice, sustainable environment and political justice as key issues on her platform.
In 2018, Brzozowski was elected Chair of the LaSalle County Democrats. Pending any other Democratic announcements and pending a re-election announcement from Kinzinger, the two would battle for the seat in the 2020 general election.
Kinzinger, now in his fifth term, defeated Democrat Sara Dady of Rockford in 2018.
Meanwhile, in other LaSalle County political news, LaSalle County Coroner William Wujek has announced he will not be seeking re-election. His announcement proceeded an announcement by LaSalle County Chief Deputy Rich Ploch to seek the seat. As of now, he is the only candidate to announce for coroner.