The Candidate: Sidney H. Mathias
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 59th District
The Competition: Carol Sente
The Buzz: Mathias has been the state representative for the 53rd district since his election in 1999. He has held a number of positions in the community including village president for Buffalo Grove.
He is the Republican spokesman of the Mass Transit and Local Government committees. Mathias is an active member in the Jewish community and once served as the elected president of the local Jewish Community Center.