The Candidate: Christine Benson
The Race: Democratic Candidate for the 38th Legislative District
The Opposition: Sue Rezin
The Buzz: Christine Benson is running for her first political office. She lists education and the economy as two of her top priorities.
Benson worked in education for 35 years, working as a teacher for 17 years and as an administrator for 18 years. She retired as the superintendent of Streator Elementary Schools at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
Benson says good education policy helps make the state attractive to businesses and entrepreneurs.