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Sullivan to step aside as state representative; two candidates announce bid

Sullivan to step aside as state representative; two candidates announce bid

On the same day that state Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. said that he won't seek reelection in 2016, two candidates lined up to replace him. "The time has come for me to return to private life at the end of my current term and move on to different adventures," Sullivan, a Mundelein Republican, said in a statement Monday. Sullivan, who came to statewide attention in 2013 when he became the first House Republican to back gay marriage, also said that a diagnosis of type II diabetes led to his decision to step aside, and allow for "new voices in Springfield." Lake Barrington resident Nick Sauer, who describes himself as a conservative Republican, said Monday that he will...

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