The Candidate: Bill Albracht
The Race: Republican Candidate for the 36th Legislative District
The Competition: Mike Jacobs
The Buzz: Albracht, a Rock Island native, previously served in the U.S. Army and worked with the U.S. Secret Service. He currently works as an independent security consultant.
Albracht has presented a five-point plan hitting his main campaign positions. The topics include balancing the budget, keeping Thompson Prison run by the state of Illinois, copay requirements for Medicaid recipients, a pension overhaul and unemployment reform.
Albracht supports a balancing of the state's budget and an end to all new spending. He also wants to repeal the most recent tax increase.