Kirk Dillard names gubernatorial running mate

By WEEK Producer

September 3, 2013 Updated Sep 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM CDT

QUINCY, Ill. – Illinois gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard officially announced Tuesday that state Representative Jil Tracy will join his campaign as a candidate for Illinois lieutenant governor.

Dillard made the selection official during a campaign stop in Quincy Tuesday morning.

Tracy is an attorney. She served as Director of the West Central Illinois Regional Office of the Illinois Attorney General from 1997-2004.

Tracy has been a member of the Illinois House since 2006, and serves on a special task force that investigates state pension benefit systems.

She also sat on the committee that recommended impeaching former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, and currently serves on the Legislative Ethics commission.

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