The Candidate: Dave Koehler
The Race: Democratic Candidate for the 46th Legislative District
The Competition: Pat Sullivan
The Buzz: Dave Koehler has served as senator since 2006. He identifies the economy, helping families in need and education as campaign priorities.
Creating sustainable jobs is a top priority for Koehler. It is important for "businesses and local communities to identify and develop important projects," he says on his campaign website. Koehler also feels it is important to ensure schools have necessary resources and to keep in place "valuable services" for families.
Koehler previously served on the Peoria County Board and Peoria City Council.