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State Senator Chuck Weaver Not Seeking Re-Election

State Senator Chuck Weaver has announced he is retiring from the Illinois State Senate at the end of his term and will not seek re-election in 2020.


The Peoria Republican, who had filed to run in the March 17th primary for the 37th Senate District, withdrew his candidacy last week, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections website.


Win Stoller, an East Peoria Republican, is the only candidate remaining on the primary ballot for either party.  He will be the GOP nominee in November's election to succeed Weaver.  There currently are no Democrats on the ballot.


Weaver was appointed to the Senate in 2015 and ran unopposed for election to a four-year term in November 2016.


The 37th District includes all or parts of Bureau, Lee, Henry, Stark, Marshall, Mercer, Peoria, Woodford and Knox counties