Tuck Marshall, a Frankfort man who recently had an unsuccessful run at the Will County Board, announced his intentions to run as a Republican against Democratic incumbent Toi Hutchinson, of Olympia Fields, in the 40th Senate District.
Newly drawn district maps extended Hutchinson's reach to portions of Kankakee and Will County, including the southern parts of Frankfort and New Lenox. Her district still represents parts of Flossmoor and Chicago Heights as well.
"I bring a Will County perspective," Marshall said. "We’re more rural. People have the right to be represented. What’s happened here, we have no federal representation. "(Hutchinson is) probably a very nice lady, but she's in that same party. How could she have anything to do with us out here?"