Senger announces for 11th
State. Rep. Darlene Senger today formally announced her campaign for Congress. The Naperville Republican faces a likely primary challenge from either private investigator Ian Bayne of Aurora, Grundy County Board member Chris Balkema from Channahon or both.
"I’ve never shied away from big challenges," Senger said in an announcement on her website. "Whether it was serving as a PTA mom, a Naperville City Council member or a state representative, I didn’t run away from challenges—I ran towards them."
Senger is running in the 11th District, a seat now held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville.
One challenge that remains: Senger is part of the group of 10 state lawmakers meeting behind closed doors to come up with an Illinois pension fix. So while her campaign has formally started, that work could be a drag on her time.