Longtime Democratic Legislator Frank Kloucek from Scotland lost his bid for the State Senate in District 19. Kloucek lost to Republican Bill Van Gerpen – who took home sixty-percent of the votes. Kloucek was a Democratic leader in the Legislature, he put forward several bills each year and served in the political arena for over two decades.
“For 22 years we’ve had the honor of serving the people of district 19. We’ve worked to help our people from the family farms and small towns to the halls of our State Capitol. It has been the experience of a lifetime and thank the people for this great opportunity.”
Kloucek declined to say if he would run for office again.