State Rep. Jefferson steps down

State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford
State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford

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State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford, has resigned after serving the 67th District since 2001.

In a July 1 resignation letter to Timothy D. Mapes, chief clerk of the Illinois House of Representatives, Jefferson stated: “Please acknowledge this correspondence as official notice of my resignation from the office of State Representative of the 67th Representative District, effective today.”

Jefferson, 69, a former 10-year member of the Winnebago County Board, was in his fifth term as state representative. His replacement will be selected by Winnebago County Democratic Central Committee members Chairman Charles Laskonis, Treasurer Bill Crowley and Winnebago County Board member L.C. Wilson.

Jefferson first assumed the 67th District seat after being appointed to replace Doug Scott after Scott was elected Rockford mayor in 2001.

The Rock River Times will update this story as more details become available.

Posted July 2, 2014

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