The Candidate: Mike Babcock
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 56th District
The Competition: William "Bill" Haine
The Buzz: Babcock is an independent insurance broker and currently serves as the Wood River Township supervisor.
He is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and supports tax and pension reform. Babcock is focused on job creation and transparency in government. He publicly claims to have refused taxpayer-funded health insurance and a trustee stipend, which he said saves money for taxpayers.