The Candidate: Frederick Collins
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for 1st Congressional District
The Buzz: Frederick Collins, a Chicago police officer for almost 20 years, aims to bring new leadership and fresh ideas to the position. On his campaign website, he writes, "I have listened to the latest round of political fighting on Capitol Hill and ask myself, 'Who is looking out for the average American?'" He's running on the platforms of job growth, debt Reduction, making college affordable and education as a whole.