JOLIET, IL — The communications director for Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr. issued a news media advisory late Wednesday afternoon announcing there will be a press conference at noon Thursday regarding Walsh’s future plans. The press event will occur right after the regular meeting of the Will County Board on North Chicago Street in downtown Joliet.
In April, Joliet Patch revealed that plans were in the works for the four-term Will County Executive to pass the political torch to fellow Will County Democratic officeholder, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant of Shorewood, perhaps as early as May.
However, not everybody in Will County’s Democratic Party was thrilled about the notion of Bertino-Tarrant being appointed as Will County Executive, Patch reported.
Walsh was first elected as Will County Executive in 2004. He served as a state senator from 1997 until 2005. His son, Larry Walsh Jr., is now a state representative for Joliet’s 86th District.
The Will County Executive and the Will County State’s Attorney’s position are two of the key political positions that will be up for election in 2020.
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August 14, 2019 at 07:28PM