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State Representative Daniel Biss has told supporters that he has decided to run for State Senate in light of Senator Jeff Schoenberg’s decision not to seek re-election.

“The decision came down to one simple point,” he said. “Moving to the Senate will allow me to have a bigger impact on the exact same issues I’ve been addressing in the House—fiscal policy, education, environmental policy, and political reform. Tackling those problems in the House has been an extraordinary honor, and it has only increased my desire to create the efficient, responsive, progressive Illinois government we all have the right to demand. I know I’ll be able to make more rapid progress toward that goal in the Senate.”

He plans to hold a kick-off on Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Mallinckrodt Center, 1041 Ridge in Wilmette.