ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Residents in suburban Chicago’s 43rd House District have a new state representative.
Elgin City Council member Anna Moeller was sworn in Sunday to replace former state Rep. Keith Farnham, who resigned earlier this month.READ MORE: Local Businesses Hope For Similar Outcome Of Shoppers For Small Business Saturday
Democratic Party officials chose Moeller as Farnham’s replacement on Saturday, and she took the oath of office Sunday at an Elgin restaurant.
Farnham resigned citing health reasons. The Elgin Democrat quit after agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized computers from his home and offices in a search for child pornography.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy With A Little More Sunshine
Moeller was most recently on Elgin’s city council and served as executive director of the McHenry County Council of Governments.
The 43rd District includes Elgin as well as portions of Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee and South Elgin.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Alert Residents Of Recent Robberies In McKinley Park
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