The Candidate: Dennis M. Reboletti
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 45th District
The Competition: JoAnn Franzen
The Buzz: While still in law school, Reboletti started a write-in campaign and was elected soon after as 2nd Ward alderman in the city of Elmhurst. Reboletti is now a licensed attorney who began as a prosecutor before he was appointed assistant attorney general under former Attorney General Jim Ryan. He then served as assistant state's attorney where he worked as a criminal prosecutor.