Monica Bristow, the long-time President of the Riverbend Growth Association, has been sworn in as the new State Representative for the 111th district. Running as a Democrat, Bristow will now be considered an incumbent as she seeks the 111th District seat in the November 2018 election, currently held by Dan Beiser. Bristow announced her candidacy in November. Beiser has represented the 111th District since 2004, and announced his retirement earlier this year. He says Bristow will benefit from learning the job.
As of now, only one other candidate has announced a bid for the seat: Republican Mike Babcock who is currently Wood River Township Supervisor. The election for the 111th District seat will be held November 6, 2018.