Milleville Pulls Out of State Representative Race


Published on October 18 2017 7:52 am
Last Updated on October 18 2017 7:52 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Injuries, and the recovery time and attention involved, to a family member has led to a decision by Brian Milleville of Effingham to pull out of the race for the Republican nomination for State Representative in the 107th District.


Here is the statement released Tuesday by Milleville:

"On Monday evening last week, our son Luke was a passenger in a life-threatening rollover accident in which he sustained extensive & severe injuries that will leave him hospitalized for the immediate future. Due to the extent of Luke’s injuries, his recovery period will take at least 6-8 months. During his recovery, Luke will require near constant attention since his injuries will not allow Luke to take care of himself. We thank God that Luke was not taken from us that awful evening & we also thank everyone who has kept Luke & our family in their thoughts & prayers.

"Ultimately, our family comes first & the needs of our family outweigh anything in our lives – including running for public office. Our commitment to Luke’s recovery will require a great deal of our time & attention. As a result, I am officially removing myself from the race to seek the Republican nomination for 107th State Representative.

"I hope that another principled conservative candidate will enter the race to fight the IL GOP establishment, Rauner Republicans & other party insiders who only have their interests at heart instead of the voters’ interests. The 107th deserves to have a leader in Springfield who cannot be influenced or unwittingly used as a pawn by the party elite, the power hungry or the money involved with Illinois politics.

"Lastly, I want to thank everyone that has supported my campaign to this point thru donations, volunteering, gathering petitions, campaigning & advice. Without your help, our campaign could not have gone this far. While I know we could have won the primary & would have gone on to prevail in November, life has set new priorities for us. Thank you again!"