The Candidate: Michele J. Piszczor
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for the 22nd Illinois legislative district against political heavyweight, House Speaker Michael Madigan
The Competition: Olivia Trejo, Michael J. Madigan, Mike Rodriguez
The Buzz: Michele J. Piszczor, a 25-year-old legal assistant born and raised in Chicago, graduated with honors from the University of Texas Pan American, earning her B.A. in Political Science. In 2008, she worked as a volunteer for the Presidential Election Hillary Clinton campaign. She recently grabbed headlines when someone dented her 2005 Honda Accord and slashed its tires. Piszczor said it was payback for running against Madigan, but a Madigan spokesman said she did the damage as a publicity stunt.
Some of her future plans, if elected, include bringing nutritious lunch options to schools, increasing community safety and helping the elderly afford medication.