The Candidate: Melinda Hult
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 113th District
The Competition: Jay Hoffman
The Buzz: Hult is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and was elected to the Belleville City council in 2011. She spends her time volunteering at various civic organizations such as the Belleville Historical Society and Lifeline Ladies Bible Study.
Hult opposes the recent tax increase and, if elected, hopes to curb wasteful spending and create a positive business environment. She is pro-life and supports the second amendment gun rights.