Litesa Wallace selected to succeed Chuck Jefferson

July 30, 2014

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

The Democratic Party has selected Litesa Wallace to fill the remainder of Rep. Chuck Jefferson’s unexpired term in the 67th District of Illinois.

Wallace was chosen by a party committee today. She and four other finalists for the post were interviewed this morning by a three- person committee composed of Winnebago County Democratic Party Chairman Charlie Laskonis, Odell Simpson and L.C. Wilson.

The 67th District seat became available July 2 after Chuck Jefferson announced his retirement after serving in that position since 2001. He was elected to the office six times. The four other finalists for Jefferson’s seat were Winnebago County Board members Burt Gerl, Rockford Park District Budget Manager Jaime Salgado, Cherry Valley Village Trustee Paul Gorski and southwest Rockford resident and community activist Valeri DeCastris.

Wallace is Jefferson’s former chief of staff. Her term will expire next year.


  1. old folkie

    July 30, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    The logical choice – best wishes to her.

  2. Jack Daniel

    August 1, 2014 at 2:08 am

    You’re delusional. How is anything about politics logical?

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