Local attorney announces candidacy for state’s attorney

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PEORIA, Ill. — Attorney Christopher McCall is announcing his candidacy for the Peoria County state’s attorney position in the upcoming election.

On Monday, it was announced that Judge Jodi Hoos would succeed Jerry Brady, who died in June. The state’s attorney position will be up for election in 2020.

Thursday, McCall said he will officially launch his campaign Sunday in a statement.

I am officially announcing my campaign for the office of Peoria County State’s Attorney this Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., at my law firm, McCall Law Offices, P.C., 1225 N. North Street in Peoria. Please attend, and if you are willing, bring a back to school item to donate to children within our Peoria County community. #strongertogether

Christopher McCall

McCall says he has many ideas, from working with children and in schools, to programs for nonviolent crimes.

“Violent crime here is a major issue, and I will be unforgiving when it comes to violent crime. But where I believe I will be different is in terms of prosecuting nonviolent crime,” said McCall.

The lifelong Peorian wants to create a safer community and environment for everyone in the county.

“I want to be the change that we see in other people. If a state’s attorney begins to mentor students, go to the schools, speak with the teacher, have partnerships within the community, our kids can see that you can become successful,” said McCall.

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