Monday, June 6, 2011

UIS student to seek seat in new 102nd Illinois House District

Holland Township Supervisor Matt Forcum announced he will run in the proposed 102nd Illinois House District as a Republican in the 2012 election.

The district is part of a map that passed the Illinois Senate on Tuesday and was signed into law Friday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Forcum, 25, was elected to his local school board at the age of 19 at the same time he became a township trustee. He was elected township supervisor in the recent consolidated election.

Forcum, who is single, is a graduate of Lakeland Community College and is currently working on a business degree at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Forcum was featured in an June 5, 2011, article in the Decatur Herald-Review.

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