State Sen. John Sullivan (D-Rushville) says he will not run for re-election in 2016.
"It is an honor to have earned the trust and support of so many people in Western Illinois and across the state," Sullivan, also the Democratic Assistance Senate Majority Leader, said Thursday in a statement. "I will continue to work hard to represent and be a voice for my constituents in Springfield as I transition to the private sector."
Sullivan has represented the west central Illinois legislative district since 2002. It is unclear who will run in the 47th district to replace Sullivan, but one potential option is former Republican 93rd district state Rep. Jil Tracy.