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Breaking: Roger Eddy (R) forced out of race

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On February 26, 2012

Statement from Roger Eddy:

Subject: FW: statement from Eddy

I have devoted my entire professional life to working to improve the education of our children. From serving as a teacher, my work as a superintendent and now as a State Representative, I’ve committed myself to working to improve Illinois’ educational system.  Now, a unique opportunity has been presented to me that would further my reach to improve our state’s educational system while representing one of the state’s most influential and respected education associations, the Illinois Association of School Boards.

The IASB has asked me to serve as their new Executive Director beginning on July 1st. While final details regarding the position have not been resolved, I do expect them to finalize soon and as a result I am suspending my campaign for State Representative effective immediately.  

While I regret the timing of this announcement and I know many who have worked so hard for my re-election will be disappointed, the decision to move forward with this opportunity is the right one and I am excited about the challenges that lie ahead.



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