Rep. Nathan Reitz (left) faces Republican David Friess in the race to represent Illinois House District 116

Two years after suffering a narrow defeat, Republican David Friess is hoping the voters of House District 116 want to go in a new direction. Bordering the Missouri state line, the district, which includes Monroe and Randolph and portions of Perry and St. Clair counties, has been represented by a Democrat from two families for more than 20 years.

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