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Fred Smith

Democratic Party Candidate for First Congressional District of Illinois.

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Fred Smith

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The Candidate: Fred Smith

The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for First Congressional District of Illinois. 

The Competition: Bobby L. Rush, Clifford M. Russell Jr., Jordan Sims, Raymond M. Lodato, Harold L. Bailey

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.


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