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Brian Woodworth

Republican Party Candidate for the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Candidate: Brian Woodworth

    The Race: Republican primary for the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois

    The Competition: Jesse L. Jackson Jr.

    The Buzz: As part of his plan for office, Woodworth wants to focus on working toward affordable health care, balancing the U.S. budget, creating jobs and helping small businesses. A criminal justice professor at Olivet Nazarene University, he originally opened a law practice for three years in landlord-tenant and traffic law before deciding to pursue a career in education.