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Democrat Ben Webb to run for State Rep. in 105th district

Webb wants to focuse on education, healthcare, and inequality.

NORMAL, Ill. - For the first time since 2000, State Rep. Dan Brady could be facing a democrat in the upcoming general election.

Benjamin Webb announced his intent to run as a democrat for the Illinois House of Representatives 105th District Wednesday evening. He's an English and theater teacher at Illinois State University's Laboratory Schools. Webb says it's time for a change in leadership.

"People want change. People want a choice. And I think, especially if there's going to be a year when a challenge to Dan Brady is going to have inertia behind it, I think it's this year. Because a number of people see what's happening in their own state," he explained.

Webb says he will advocate for education, healthcare, and closing the gaps in inequality. Right now, Webb would be the only democrat on the ticket for the 105th District. Webb recently withdrew from the 13th Congressional District race.

David Paul Blumenshine is challenging Rep. Brady in the Republican primary.


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