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Long defeats Bramel in Republican representative race

Posted by wlpo on March 15, 2016

The union trucker from Streator will get another shot at Springfield.

Jerry Long defeated Jacob Bramel of Marseilles to win the Republican primary for the 76th District State Representative Seat.  Long took 62 percent of the vote.  The district includes all or parts of La Salle, Putnam, Livingston and Bureau County.  Long won each county.

He now moves onto November to face Democratic incumbent Andy Skoog of La Salle who ran unopposed.

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