The Candidate: Natalie A. Manley
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 98th District
The Competition: Robert "Bob" Kalnicky
The Buzz: Manley states on her campaign website she is "not a politician" but a certified public accountant specializing in government auditing and budgeting. She has never held political office but is looking to get the state's fiscal house in order and push for reforms. Last year she created a financial literacy program for high school students and is an active volunteer in her community.