Rep. Norine Hammond announces reelection bid

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Illinois State Representative Norine Hammond announced Monday she will be running for reelection once again.

Hammond serves the 93rd district, which includes Knox, Fulton, Warren, McDonough, Schuyler, Cass, Brown and Mason Counties.

The Republican attended Western Illinois University and began her political career as a Legislature Aid to Rep. Rich Myers. Additionally, she served as Emmet Township Trustee from 2002 – 2006, Township Supervisor from 2006 – 2014 and was a Macomb Planning Commission member.

Hammond was appointed to fill the vacancy of the late Rep. Myers in 2010.

Her website says she focuses on fiscal accountability and preserving Amtrak services in Illinois. The bio said she also works for increased funding for universities and community colleges throughout the state as the Higher Education Committee’s Minority Chair.

Hammond holds positions on many committees that focus on education, agriculture and other state concerns.

Hammond defeated Democratic challenger John Curtis 52 percent to 48 percent in the mid-term elections in 2018.