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Suzi Schmidt staying in Senate despite 911 call controversy

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  • State Sen. Suzi Schmidt said Wednesday she will be able to perform her job as state senator as she works through her personal difficulties.

    State Sen. Suzi Schmidt said Wednesday she will be able to perform her job as state senator as she works through her personal difficulties.

 
 

Embattled state Sen. Suzi Schmidt isn't stepping down and will seek re-election in 2012, the Lake Villa Township Republican said Wednesday. "I believe I can and will continue to serve the citizens of Lake County with the same dedication and energy I've had for the past 25 years," Schmidt said in a five-paragraph statement emailed to the media.

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