The Candidate: Mark Minor
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 59th District
The Competition: Gary F. Forby
The Buzz: Minor is president of Benton Consolidated High School Board of Education and president of Franklin-Jefferson Special Education District Governing Board. He has been a pastor for more than 30 years at his local church and a part-time teacher at Rend Lake College. He has no prior political experience.
Minor is pro-life, supports the 2nd Amendment and traditional marriage.