The Candidate: Michelle Mussman
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 56th District
The Competition: John R. Lawson
The Buzz: Mussman is the current state representative in the 56th district since 2011 and is also the second vice president of the Enders-Salk Parent Teacher Association. Before her election to the House, Mussman had no experience in politics and ran her campaign as "Mom on a Mission," based on her role as an average citizen and mother.
Her campaign platform includes attracting new business to the area, transparency in the government and funding for programs aiding seniors, special needs children and veterans.