EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks Considering Run For Illinois State Representative

Thurgood Brooks

EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks, who recently led the charge to pass The Resolution to improve relations between police and the Rock Island community, is considering a run for lllinois State Representative for the 72nd District, which includes the Quad-Cities.

The current representative, Mike Halpin, announced today he would be leaving the seat to run for State Senate.

Brooks, who was narrowly defeated in the Rock Island Mayoral election earlier this year, has been extremely active in the community, from his work as a football coach with Rock Island High School to his various charitable projects and community outreach initiatives.

“I’ve been considering running for this spot for a while,” Brooks told QuadCities.com this afternoon, following Halpin’s announcement. “I am strongly considering it now, after Mike’s announcement, and will be making a decision soon.

“I’m meeting with people and considering a lot of different factors regarding it, considering whether it’s the right path for me to take,” Brooks said. “Right now I’m feeling good about it, and I’ll be making a decision about it shortly.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks Considering Run For Illinois State Representative
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