Darren Bailey


Darren Bailey is currently the State Senator for Illinois’ 55th District. He previously served one term representing the 109th District in the Illinois House. After Gov. Pritzker issued stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bailey sued him. He was later escorted off the floor of the Legislature in 2020 for refusing to wear a mask. In June 2022, Bailey was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Bailey owns a family farm in Clay County and other counties, growing corn, soybeans and wheat.