The Candidate: John Tree
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for the 10th Congressional District.
The Buzz: John Tree entered college at the United States Air Force Academy, spending two years as a missionary in Haiti. He left the Air Force active duty in 1997 and currently serves in the Air Force Reserve as the Senior Reservist to the Director of Global Combat Support for the Headquarters of the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon. Tree, who holds an MBA from Chaminade University in Hawaii and a Masters in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, also has business experience. He was an Assistant Brand Manager for Procter & Gamble and then worked as a Senior Brand Manager and Marketing Director at The Kellogg Company. In addition, he and his wife run a business from their home helping companies market their healthy food and drink brands. In an aside, Tree told the Chicago Tribune that he loves romantic movies where "true love conquers all."