The Candidate: Dave Barnes
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 57th District
The Competition: James F. Clayborne Jr. II
The Buzz: Barnes is a self-employed insurance salesman with no former political experience. He works with retired seniors and specializes in long-term care and Medicare supplements.
He proposed a list of solutions for the state with proposals including new jobs, various reforms, a balanced budget and his views against the increase of debt through borrowing.