A Bloomington attorney officially enters the race to fill a soon-to-be vacant Illinois Congressional seat.
In a press release, Republican Mark Zalcman announced he would enter the race in the upcoming special primary election to replace Aaron Schock in U.S. House of Representatives.

Earlier this month, Zalcman announced he would oppose Schock in the primaries in 2016.

Zalcman has practiced family and criminal law in the Peoria area for the past 11 years. Prior to that, he spent two years as a prosecutor in the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s office.

Zalcman tried to run for a state representative seat last year, but was taken off the ballot after some of the signatures on his election petition were thrown out.

The only other declared candidate to replace Schock is State Representative Darin LaHood, the son of Ray LaHood, Schock’s predecessor in the House.