Former Republican Illinois State Senator Paul Schimpf announced via YouTube Monday his candidacy for governor in 2022, setting a potential challenge to Gov. JB Pritzker.
Schimpf served as 58th District State Senator from 2017 until this year, as he chose not to run for re-election. Former State Rep. Terri Bryant of Murphysboro ran and won the seat in November.
Schimpf will make several stops around the state and is set to be in Mt. Vernon Tuesday.
The Democratic Pritzker hasn’t announced a run for a second term in the November 2022 election.