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Patton Announces Senate Bid

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Hal PattonIt will be at least a two-person race for the Illinois Senate Seat Bill Haine will be relinquishing. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton announced his candidacy Wednesday. Patton will run on the Republican Ticket. The only other candidate to announce a run for the 56th District seat so far is Democrat Rachelle Aud Crowe.

Patton has been mayor of Edwardsville since 2013. He served on the Edwardsville City Council from 1997 to 2002 when he was elected to the Madison County Board, serving until 2010. He was re-elected back to the County Board in 2012, and served about a year until his election as mayor. The General Election is more than a year away, to be held on November 6, 2018.

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