From the Herald Review:
Adam Brown to move to GOP-friendlier 102nd District
DECATUR – State Rep. Adam Brown announced Monday he will be moving out of Decatur and seeking election to an Illinois House district to the southeast of the city.
The 25-year-old Decatur Republican said he is seeking property somewhere within the new 102nd Illinois House District which includes all of Shelby County as well as the communities of Arthur, Arcola and Savoy. It stretches eastward to Paris and the Indiana border.
A freshman lawmaker, Brown represents the current 101st District, which includes Macon, Moultrie and Shelby counties.
“I have a strong agricultural background and this is a strongly agricultural district,” Brown said. “A lot of this district, I already represent.”
During the recent redistricting process, Brown’s Decatur residence was drawn into the new 96th District, which also includes parts of Springfield’s east side. That district is significantly more urban than the one Brown won election to last year in a costly and close race with four-term incumbent Democrat Bob Flider.
Brown said his decision to run in the 102nd was because of his upcoming marriage…(read full)