The Candidate: Rita Mayfield
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 60th District
The Competition: Jackie Burleson
The Buzz: Mayfield was chosen as a replacement to former State Rep. Eddie Washington who died of a heart attack in 2010. She was a founding member of Citizens Organized for School Board Leadership before she was elected to the Waukegan Board of Education where she served a two-year term as vice president.
Her platform includes addressing issues of victim's rights in the justice system, ensuring a fiscally responsible state and small business development.