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Sally Turner Picked For Bill Brady's Former Senate Seat

Sally Turner was chosen to represent the 44th Senate District.
Sally Turner was chosen to represent the 44th Senate District.

A former Logan County clerk has been chosen to fill out the rest of state Sen. Bill Brady's term.

Sally Turner was chosen to represent the 44th Senate District.
Sally Turner was chosen to represent the 44th Senate District.

Sally Turner of Beason was chosen over the weekend from a field of nine applicants, said McLean County Republican Party chair Connie Beard. The decision by county GOP chairs was unanimous, she said.

Turner served six terms as Logan County clerk and now works in government consulting.

Beard said Turner is a "solid conservative Republican" with "great interest in veterans affairs, election security and law, state budgets and spending controls."

Turner's husband, John, is an Illinois appellate court judge and former state representative.

She will be sworn in and begin work this week.

The 44th Senate District includes parts of Bloomington, Morton, Washington, and Lincoln. Brady resigned from the seat Dec. 31.

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