Republican 38th District State Sen. Sue Rezin of Morris, whose district covers portions of the WSPY listening area, officially filed paperwork on Tuesday to run in the 14th Congressional District primary in 2020.
Rezin's filing of a statement of organization and declaration of candidacy Tuesday with the Federal Elections Commission adds her name to a crowded field who will battle to likely face freshman Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood.
Rezin first told WSPY about her consideration for the congressional seat back in April.
In November of 2018, Underwood defeated Plano Republican Randy Hultgren.
Rezin is actually a resident of 16th District Congressman Adam Kinzinger's district living within a few miles of the 14th District boundary line. There is no residency requirement that bars her from seeking the 14th Congressional seat.
Rezin was first elected as a state representative in 2010 and within about a month, was appointed to the 38th District Senate seat, replacing then Sen. Gary Dahl. Rezin has been re-elected three times defeating Democrats Christine Benson and Heidi Henry.
Oswego's James "Jim" Marter, Senator Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove, Anthony Catella of St. Charles, Danny Malouf of Crystal Lake, State Rep. Allen Skillicorn of East Dundee and Ted Gradel of Naperville have all either officially filed or have publicly stated they are considering a run against Underwood or a Democrat challenger, though no other Democrats have filed at this point.