ROCKFORD, Ill. – Local attorney Dave Vella filed to run for the 68th District of the Illinois House of Representatives in Springfield today.
Mr. Vella turned in over 1500 petition signatures collected from all over the 68th District, more than three times the number required. Dave collected over half of the signatures personally, and spoke with hundreds of people about the issues affecting their day to day lives. “The 68th District is full of good, hardworking people who deserve more than what they’re getting right now,” Vella said. “Talking with so many people has only strengthened my resolve to help my community and be an advocate for the Rockford area.”
Dave, his wife Michelle, and their two children live in Rockford, where Mr. Vella is the managing partner of Vella & Lund, PC and a Rockford Township Trustee. He also has served on numerous community boards, including the Literacy Council and Keith Country Day School. His grandfather, Zeke Giorgi, served the Rockford area as State Representative for almost 30 years.
Dave will be running as a Democrat in the 2020 election.