The Candidate: Ryan Martin Alm
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 86th District
The Competition: Lawrence "Larry" Walsh Jr.
The Buzz: Alm was the assistant manager for the Off-Track Betting Industry and went on to become a substitute teacher and teacher's aide. He then became a corporate trainer and floor supervisor at Sprint PCS before becoming a paralegal at Will County State's Attorney Office.
The top issues of Alm's campaign include veteran rights, crime reduction, elimination of red light cameras, tax reform and energy independence.