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Litesa Wallace selected to succeed Chuck Jefferson
By Jim Hagerty
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.