The Candidate: James F. Clayborne Jr. II
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 57th District
The Competition: Dave Barnes
The Buzz: Clayborne is currently serving his sixth term for the 57th District. Clayborne has successfully implemented legislation regarding insurance reform and transparency in patient-doctor relationships. He also worked on legislation around school construction and social service programs for seniors, veterans and working families.
Clayborne formerly served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court in Southern Florida as well as interned with former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. He is currently a partner at the law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson in his hometown.