The Candidate: Fred Smith
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for First Congressional District of Illinois.
The Buzz: After graduating high school, Smith joined the U.S. army, serving in the 325th Airborne Infantry Paratrooper Unit during Desert Storm. He is currently a program director at a youth care agency and hopes to work towards getting youth off the streets. Though he has lived on the South Side of Chicago/Evergreen Park for his entire life, he is admittedly a Chicago Cubs fan.