Former Congressman Reynolds wants seat back - – Rockford’s News Leader

Former Congressman Reynolds wants seat back

Jesse Jackson Jr. (file) Jesse Jackson Jr. (file)
Mel Reynolds (file) Mel Reynolds (file)

The man Jesse Jackson Jr. replaced in 1995 is planning another run for Congress.

Mel Reynolds resigned from his Congressional seat after he was convicted of having a sexual relationship with a campaign worker who was underage. He was also later convicted of fraud after hiding debts in order to get loans to fund campaigns. He planned to announce his run on Wednesday.

Jackson was elected to the seat during the special election held to replace Reynolds. Jackson resigned last week after a long absence to treat bipolar disorder.

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