Litesa Wallace was selected late Wednesday by Rockford and Winnebago County Democrats to serve the remained of former state Representative Chuck Jefferson's term. Jefferson resigned several weeks ago after having served more than a decade in Springfield citing his health.
Wallace was a member of Jefferson's staff. Wallace will appear in Jefferson's place on the November ballot. There is no Republican challenger in the 67th House district.
The Wallace family has another member in politics. Dr. Eric Wallace, who is conservative Republican running for Congress in the 2nd CD, tells IR the new state representative is his cousin.