10 Candidates Seek 15th Congressional Seat

10 Candidates Seek 15th Congressional Seat

The decision by 15th District Congressman John Shimkus (shown in photo) to not seek another term has attracted ten candidates who hope to replace him.  Four new candidates filed late in the day Monday (December 2, 2019), which was the last day for candidates to file petitions.

Those running are:


Chuck Ellington of Camargo

Kimberly Wave of Grafton

Kent Gray of LeLand Grove

Darren Duncan of Rossville

Mary Miller of Oakland

Kerry Wolff of Altamont



Erika Weaver of Mattoon

Kevin Gaither of Charleston

Craig Morton of Salem

John Hursey Jr. of Collinsville