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Who is Darren Bailey?

Darren Bailey (born March 17, 1966) is an American politician. He is a Republican member of the Illinois Senate for the 55th district.

Previously, he was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 109th district in Southern Illinois. He is the Republican nominee for the 2022 Illinois gubernatorial election.

Illinois Republicans pick state Sen. Darren Bailey to face Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Illinois Republicans pick state Sen. Darren Bailey to face Gov. J.B. Pritzker
Illinois Republicans pick state Sen. Darren Bailey to face Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Illinois Republicans on Tuesday chose conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey to take on Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire who easily won the Democratic nomination and who spent millions trying to get the rival he wants and increase his already sizable advantage in the state this fall.

Bailey defeated five other Republicans to win the nomination. The farmer from Xenia is a staunch abortion opponent who received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement Saturday. Bailey raised his statewide profile during the pandemic by opposing Pritzker’s COVID-19 measures.

He sued Pritzker over a stay-at-home order the governor issued and was escorted off the floor of the Legislature for refusing to wear a mask.

Darren Bailey Biography, Wiki

Bailey, 56, was born in Louisville, Illinois. He graduated with an associate degree from Lake Land College, and operates a farm in downstate Illinois.

He and his wife Cindy have four children, according to his campaign biography.

Bailey served in the Illinois House for one term before running for state senate in the 55th district, defeating Democrat Cynthia Given in 2020.

It was during that election cycle that Bailey put himself on the state political radar, suing Pritzker’s administration over its stay-at-home order during the COVID pandemic. He ultimately won a temporary restraining order from a judge in Clay County, but later had the TRO overturned on appeal.

Bailey also found himself in hot water after refusing to wear a mask on the floor of the Illinois House, with lawmakers voting to remove him from the chamber.

In Feb. 2021 he announced that he would run for governor, ultimately choosing Stephanie Trussell as his running mate.

Darren Bailey Biography Wikipedia
Darren Bailey
BornMarch 17, 1966 (age 56)
Louisville, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Cindy Stortzum
Children4
EducationLake Land College (AS)

Darren Bailey Career

Bailey, of Xenia, Illinois, was a member of the North Clay Board of Education.

In a rare victory for candidates supported by Dan Proft’s Liberty Principles PAC, Bailey defeated David Reis in the 2018 Republican primary. Bailey then defeated Democratic candidate Cynthia Given, the Secretary of the Richland County Democratic Party, by a margin of 76.14% to 23.86%. 

The 109th district at the time, located in the Illinois Wabash Valley, included all of Edwards, Jasper, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties and parts of Effingham and Lawrence counties.

On July 8, 2019, Bailey announced his intention to run for the Illinois Senate seat being vacated by Dale Righter. He won the March 17, 2020, Republican primary. Bailey defeated Democratic Party candidate Cynthia Given in the general election.

In 2019, Bailey and seven other Republicans sponsored a resolution calling for the city of Chicago to become its own state, claiming that “the majority of residents in downstate Illinois disagree with City of Chicago residents on key issues such as gun ownership, abortion, immigration, and other policy issues.” 

With the announcement of Bailey’s bid for governor, Bailey backtracked on the resolution, calling it “an old resolution” and “a warning shot” targeted towards Chicago.

In April 2020, Bailey sued Governor J. B. Pritzker, claiming that the governor’s stay-at-home order extension to mitigate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was unfairly affecting residents of Clay County.

A judge granted a temporary restraining order against the stay-at-home order, though it only applied to Bailey.Pritzker stated he would appeal the order and characterized Bailey’s lawsuit as a “cheap political stunt.”

On May 20, 2020, the Illinois House voted 81–27 to remove Bailey from its session for refusing to wear a mask. The following day, Bailey attended the House wearing a face mask as required by the rules.

Following the 2020 presidential election, Bailey refused to state whether he thought Biden won the election and said he did not know if the election was stolen as Trump asserted without evidence.

On February 22, 2021, Bailey announced his candidacy for Governor of Illinois in the 2022 gubernatorial election. On December 13, 2021, Bailey announced that his running mate for Lieutenant Governor would be former WLS-AM 890 talk radio host Stephanie Trussell.

Bailey currently serves on the following committees: Agriculture (Minority Spokesperson); Education; Energy and Public Utilities; Health; Higher Education; Labor; Subcommittee on Public Health; App- Agriculture, Envir. & Energy; App- Higher Education; App-Human Services; App- Personnel and Procurement; Redistricting- E Central & SE IL.

Darren Bailey FAQ’s

Who is Darren Bailey?

Darren Bailey (born March 17, 1966) is an American politician. He is a Republican member of the Illinois Senate for the 55th district.

How old is Darren Bailey?

Darren Bailey is currently 56 years old.

Who is Darren Bailey’s wife?

Cindy Stortzum.

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