Next year’s race for a state representative seat that covers portions of the WSPY listening area, primarily DeKalb County, could be a rematch.

Democrat Paul Stoddard is planning to run for the 70th District seat again.

Stoddard, a DeKalb County Board member, lost in a close race to Republican incumbent Jeff Keicher by around 1,500. The seat was previously held by longtime Rep. Bob Pritchard.

Stoddard won DeKalb County by more than 1,100 votes over Keicher, but the parts of Kane and Boone counties in the 70th District gave Keicher the win.

No other Democrats have announced a run for their party’s nomination.

Stoddard has planned a kick-off event for his campaign on Sept 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 720 Somonauk Street in Sycamore.


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August 23, 2019 at 07:18AM