Anseeuw Challenges Reyes’ Congressional Petition

anseeuwMercer County Board Member Brian Anseeuw is challenging the candidacy of Western Illinois Republican Congressional Candidate Eric Reyes. Reyes is running in the March 18th primary against Bobby Schilling, but Anseeuw says there are questions with Reyes’ petition.

The State Board of Elections should make a final decision on the challenge in January. Reyes announced as a Democratic candidate for the congressional race in 2012, but then withdrew and tried to run as an independent, but his petition was thrown out because he didn’t pick up enough signatures.