Congratulations State Rep.Brad Stephens !!!
Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens was named representative of the Illinois State House 20th District before a crowd at Moretti’s restaurant in Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood Saturday morning (June 29).
Stephens replaces Michael McAuliffe, who announced his retirement from the elected position earlier this month. Both are Republicans with Stephens also serving as Leyden Township Republican committeeman.
The 20th District serves Chicago’s far Northwest side, plus portions of Des Plaines, Niles, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Norridge and Schiller Park in the Northwest suburbs. It is the only area of Chicago with a Republican representative in the House.
The six committeemen representing portions of the 20th District met Saturday to pick McAuliffe’s replacement. Stephens will fill the remaining 18 months of McAuliffe’s term. He told the Journal this week that he plans to run for a full term in the 2020 election while retaining his seat as Rosemont mayor.