CHICAGO –Governor Pat Quinn sets the date for the special election to fill Jesse Jackson Jr’s 2nd Congressional District seat. A special primary to be held on February 26, 2013. The general election date will be March 19, 2013.
Governor Quinn said “by holding the special primary and general elections on the same days as existing contests, we can save significant taxpayer dollars and ensure the people of the 2nd District can make their voices heard.”
420,000 registered voters live in the 2nd Congressional District.
Jackson resigned from his seat after a long absence due to medical reasons. Jackson is also under federal investigation for corruption.