Plummer, Harriman win nominations for Ill. congressional seat

Mar 21, 2012

Republican lumber businessman Jason Plummer of O’Fallon and Democratic former regional schools superintendent Brad Harriman of O’Fallon are the winners of Illinois’ primary in the 12th congressional district.

They will face off Nov. 6 in the general election to replace Illinois Congressman Jerry Costello. The longtime democratic congressman announced last October that he won’t seek another term in the Southern Illinois district after more than two decades.

Plummer won the Republican nomination over former Belleville Mayor Rodger Cook and nurse Theresa Kormos of Fairview Heights.

Harriman won the Democratic nomination over Kenneth Wiezer of Granite City. Christopher Miller of Carbondale was also on the ballot.