The Candidate: Rodger Cook
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for the 12th Congressional District.
The Competition: Theresa Kormos, Jason Plummer
The Buzz: Rodger Cook, who was born and raised in the 12th Congressional District, is a former cop, detective, mayor of Belleville and private businessman. He was named "Policeman of the Year" for his work in high-profile murder investigations and helped establish the Belleville Teen Center for troubled teens.
If elected, he will fight towards creating more jobs, protecting 2nd Amendment rights, maintaining pro-life and pro-marriage stance, and repealing Obamacare.