Our Candidates

Brendan Kelly

IL-12 (East St. Louis)

  • Challenged two-term incumbent Republican Mike Bost and lost by 6 points in a district that Hillary Clinton lost by 15 and President Obama won by 1.6.  Donald Trump visited the district multiple times in the weeks before the election

  • States’ Attorney in St. Claire County; Navy veteran with a strong law enforcement background; first time federal candidate