December 09, 2022
Election


Election

King, Sorensen encourage Rock Falls supporters as 17th District U.S. House race tightens

Both appeal to partisans to reach out, help others get to the polls on Tuesday

Democratic candidate Eric Sorensen, left, and Republican candidate Esther Joy King, right, made appeals to supporters on Saturday morning in Rock Falls.
More than 50 people crowded into the A's Kitchen banquet room on Saturday morning for a meeting of the Twin City Conservatives to hear from Esther Joy King. In the doorway stand state Rep. Tony McCombie and Bradley Fritz. Both are unopposed in their respective statehouse races.
Esther Joy King, Republican candidate for the Illinois 17th U.S. House, gestures as she encourages those in attendance at A's Kitchen on Saturday morning.
Eric Sorensen, Democratic candidate for the 17th District U.S. House seat, addresses supporters before they begin door-to-door canvassing on Saturday at the Whiteside County Democratic headquarters in Rock Falls.
Eric Sorensen, Democratic candidate for the 17th District U.S. House seat, meets with volunteers at the party headquarters in Rock Falls on Saturday.
Troy Taylor

Troy E. Taylor

Was named editor for Saukvalley.com and the Gazette and Telegraph in 2021. An Illinois native, he has been a reporter or editor in daily newspapers since 1989.