It's official: Harold enters 2014 congressional campaign
WASHINGTON — Urbana Republican Erika Harold is officially a candidate in the 13th Congressional District.
The Federal Election Commission reported Monday that the 33-year-old Urbana attorney had filed a statement of organization form that was received on June 12. The "Erika for Congress" committee has an Urbana post office box address. Its campaign treasurer is D. Scott Reichard of Urbana, chairman of Benefit Planning Consultants of Champaign.
For now, the campaign reports no money on hand.
Harold is the second woman to file as a candidate in the 13th District, which includes Champaign-Urbana, Decatur and Springfield, and parts of Bloomington-Normal. It also stretches down to the Illinois suburbs of metropolitan St. Louis, including Collinsville and Edwardsville.
Ann Callis, a former chief judge in Madison County, has filed as a Democratic candidate.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, is listed at the FEC as a candidate for re-election, although he has not made a formal announcement.
"We've already begun raising money, and we are planning for the 2014 election," Davis spokesman Andrew Flach said.
Davis, as of March 31, had almost $335,000 in his campaign fund.