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Lou Lang

Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 16th District

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    ilga.gov

    The Candidate: Lou Lang

    The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 16th District

    The Competition: Vincent William Romano

    The Buzz: Lang was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1988. He made a name for himself working on legislation surrounding issues of minimum wage, families, school funding and scholarships.

    Lang is a strong proponent for gambling and receives much of his campaign contributions from the gaming industry. He recently sponsored a gambling expansion bill in an effort to boost the economy and increase job opportunity which Gov. Pat Quinn later vetoed. Lang is still looking to override the governor's veto.