Kyle McCarter Announces Candidacy In Highland

State Senator Kyle McCarter made it official Wednesday night before a crowd of supporters in Highland.

He will run against fellow Republican John Shimkus for the U.S. Congress in Illinois District 15, which includes most of the WGEL listening area.

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Following the meeting, McCarter told WGEL that it was a big decision and one he spent a lot of time praying about. He said he felt it was time for someone to step up and, “be a louder voice than the one we have right now.”

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The Illinois primary election will be held on March 15th.