Esther Joy King to square off against Cheri Bustos for 17th Congressional Dist.

Esther Joy King will take on incumbent U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos for the 17th Congressional District seat in November after winning the Republican primary last night.

East Moline’s King defeated Bill Fawell of Galena by a 30.1 percent margin.

The 33-year-old real estate lawyer and small business owner previously told WGIL that she would bridge the gap between Republicans and Democrats campaigned on providing federal support to farmers, market-based healthcare, and pro-life beliefs.

King serves in the U.S. Army Reserves where she is a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps and was recently promoted to Captain and assigned to the Rock Island Arsenal.

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