Capitol Fax Blog is reporting that State Senator Michael Bond will give up on the 10th District Congressional race and run for re-election in the 31st Senate District. We always suspected that Bond was hedging his bets a bit. Wonder if Laura Tomsky will drop out.
Since Bond ran away from the prospect of facing Suzi Schmidt in the first place, I think his days in office may well be numbered.
UPDATED: Schmidt Responds to Bond's Decision:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Suzi Schmidt
Phone: (847) 356-3173 (H) or (847) 309-7747 (C)
Lake County Board Chairman Suzi Schmidt responds to Senator Michael Bond’s decision to seek re-election
LAKE VILLA (July 31, 2009) – The following statement was released today by Suzi Schmidt, the Lake County Board Chairman and Republican candidate for State Senate in the 31st District, regarding State Senator Michael Bond’s decision to bow out of 10th District Congressional race and seek re-election to the State Senate.
“I welcome Senator Bond back to the 31st Senate District and look forward to a vigorous debate with him on the direction of Illinois and the best way to improve the quality of life in our communities.”
About Suzi Schmidt
Suzi Schmidt, 58, is the Chairman of the Lake County Board. Her local government experience includes serving as a Lake Villa Trustee (1985-1988), Lake County Board Member (1988-Present), Lake County Forest Preserve Commissioner (1988-Present), and as Chairman of the Lake County Board since 2000. Active in the community, Schmidt is President of Metro Counties, serves on the Board of Governors of the Lake County University Center, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Lake County Municipal League. A 30-year resident of Lake Villa, Schmidt is a member of the Lindenhurst/Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Lake Villa Library, and Lake Villa Historical Society. Schmidt received her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She and her husband, Bob, have been married for 29 years.