Vernon Township Supervisor Daniel Didech announced he is going to run to replace Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente after she steps down as the representative for the 59th Illinois House District at the end of her term.

Didech, a Buffalo Grove Democrat, began serving as Vernon Township supervisor in April. In a news release announcing his candidacy, Didech said he will fight for fair property taxes and fight to streamline the government in Springfield if he is elected.

"I'm frustrated by gridlock in Springfield that overshadows common-sense reforms," Didech said. "Already in my tenure as township supervisor, I've modernized the township's food pantry and proposed cutting the township's property tax levy by over 5 percent for local homeowners."

Sente, a Vernon Hills Democrat, supports Didech in his campaign to succeed her.

"He'll serve as a common-sense, fiscally responsible voice for our communities in Springfield," Sente said. "I'm proud

to endorse Daniel Didech for state representative and know that he will serve us with integrity."

Didech also received the endorsement of longtime state Sen. Terry Link, a Waukegan Democrat, who said he knows Didech to be someone does what he says he'll do.

"He doesn't make empty promises, and anyone in our community who knows him knows that to be true," Link said. "He shares our values of good schools, a clean environment for future generations and common-sense measures to keep our neighborhoods safe."

Didech has also been endorsed by state Rep. Sam Yingling, state Sen. Melinda Bush and Vernon Township Trustees

Jonathan Altenberg, Phil Hirsh and Adam Broad.

The 59th District includes all or parts of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Mundelein, Park City, Riverwoods, Wheeling, Lake Bluff, Gurnee, Waukegan, Indian Creek, Mettawa and Lake Forest.