The Candidate: Mike Smiddy
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 71st District
The Competition: Richard Morthland
The Buzz: Smiddy works as a supervisor for the Illinois Department of Corrections. If elected, he pledges to be a full-time legislator and advocate for the people and families in his district, a quality he said he learned during his time working for Congressman Lane Evans.
His campaign is focused on bringing in good jobs and improving education.