Wilcox sworn in as Illinois State Senator for the 32nd district
Craig Wilcox was recently sworn in as Illinois State Senator for the 32nd District after Sen. Pamela Althoff officially retired.
Wilcox resigned from his seat on the McHenry County Board and was sworn in as the new senator on Sept. 30, at the McHenry Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4600.
Althoff recently endorsed Wilcox as her replacement for the seat and also favors his candidacy in the upcoming general election.
"I believe that Craig Wilcox is the right person for this job as he has shown me his willingness to understand the issues, discuss solutions with all affected parties, as well as understands the issues facing the residents of Lake and McHenry Counties,” Althoff said. "Craig demonstrates his willingness to place service to our community before himself. Craig is a leader and assures me that he will strive for excellence in his work in Springfield on behalf of our community, and will fight for the taxpayers of the 32nd district.”
Wilcox, a retired Air Force colonel, said he was honored to have her support.
“Sen. Althoff has gained the esteem and praise of her Senate colleagues for her resourcefulness and bipartisanship,” he said. “The people of McHenry are fortunate to have her returning home to represent them on the County Board. I know that she will do just as great of a job on the County Board as she did in the Illinois Senate."
Wilcox also won the support of Diane Eversten and Mark Shaw, the GOP chairs for McHenry and Lake counties. He is running against Democrat Mary Mahady in the Nov. 6 election.
The 32nd Senate District includes Lake and McHenry counties.