St. Clair County State's Attorney Kelly running for Rep. Bost's - KMOV.com

St. Clair County State's Attorney Kelly running for Rep. Bost's Congress seat

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Brendan Kelly (Credit: Twitter / @Kelly4SouthernIL) Brendan Kelly (Credit: Twitter / @Kelly4SouthernIL)

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly has announced he will run for Congress.

“I’m running for Congress in Illinois’ 12th district. As a veteran and a prosecutor I’ve never been afraid to take on the tough fights,” Kelly wrote on Twitter Wednesday night.

Kelly hopes to unseat Republican Representative Mike Bost in the November 2018 elections.

The 41-year-old Democrat has been the St. Clair County State’s Attorney since 2010.

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