BLOOMINGTON — State Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, will run for another term in the Illinois House.

Brady, who has represented the Twin Cities in Springfield since 2001, will formally announce his candidacy in the 105th District in 2018 during an event at 4 p.m. Monday at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in uptown Normal, he said in a statement on Friday. 

Brady is the first Twin City state legislator to announce a run in 2018. State Rep. Bill Mitchell, R-Forsyth, will retire, and State Rep. Keith Sommer, R-Morton, has not announced whether he'll seek re-election.

State Sens. Bill Brady and Jason Barickman, both Bloomington Republicans, also will be on the ballot in 2018, but have not announced re-election runs. Bill Brady and Dan Brady are not related.

Dan Brady has not been challenged in an election since 2006. No challengers have publicly announced runs for the March primary or November general elections.

Bloomington Democrat Jill Blair has announced she's running for Sommer's seat. Libertarian Chris Howick of Bloomington is also pursuing the seat.

Former Decatur City Councilman Dan Caulkins, Cerro Gordo school board President Todd Henricks and Piatt County Chairman Randy Keith have announced their candidacy for Mitchell's seat. All are Republicans.

Dan Brady served as McLean County coroner from 1992 to 2000. He is a partner in the Kibler-Brady-Ruestmann Memorial Home in Bloomington.

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