The 43rd District is among four competitive state legislative races in the Joliet area.
Despite vows to not "get dirty," the Democratic state Senate candidates have exchanged accusations about their taxpayer-financed salaries
Mattson says incumbency is not decisive, but opponents say state Senate appointment gives candidate an edge before election
Local Democrats appointed Mattson to 43rd District state Senate seat on May 6, making the candidate the incumbent weeks ahead of a primary election.
Local elected Democratic public officials are taking sides in the contested state Senate primary race between Eric Mattson and Rachel Ventura.
Democratic Party chairman and the newly appointed state senator are fellow Joliet firefighters, union officers
Will County Democratic Party Central Committee Chairman Burke Schuster was the central figure in process that led to the party's appointment of fellow Joliet firefighter Eric Mattson to the 43rd District state Senate seat.
Eric Mattson and Rachel Ventura are candidates in the June 28 Democratic primary for the 43rd District state Senate seat vacated a week ago by John Connor.
Five applicants, including candidate Eric Mattson, interview for 43rd District state Senate vacancy.
The Democratic Party plans to put in a new state senator less than two months before June 28 primary.
Illinois State Senator candidate Rachel Ventura said major infrastructure improvements throughout the 43rd District and in neighboring Crest Hill will be a top priority if she is elected