Rich Brauer

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Rich Brauer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 87th district
In office
2003 - present
Personal details
Born (1954-07-14) July 14, 1954 (age 60)[1]
Springfield, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Nesa

Rich Brauer is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 87th district since 2003. A native of Petersburg, IL, Brauer upset incumbent Gwen Klingler in the 2002 Republican primary, after re-districting resulted in rural areas outside of Springfield being in his district.

The Democrats had not even run a candidate in the primary, for this office, expecting Klingler to win, but they placed a prominent former Republican elected official, Carl Oblinger (son of former State Representative Josephine Oblinger) on the ballot as their nominee for the general election. Brauer prevailed, with over 60% of the vote, and has not had a Democrat opponent since.[citation needed]

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