The Candidate: Richard Rudd
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 54th District
The Competition: Tom Morrison
The Buzz: Richard Rudd has no background in politics. His campaign website states that he is a "carpenter- not a politician" who is unsatisfied with the current system.
Rudd states he is looking out for the hardworking middle class and looks to attract new jobs, protect the environment, work with schools to improve education and protect citizens' rights. He strongly believes elections should be publicly funded and each candidate should receive an equal amount of financing. He is pro-choice and supports a more just tax system.