The Candidate: Steve Stadelman
The Race: Democratic Candidate for the 34th Legislative District
The Competition: Frank M. Gambino
The Buzz: Stadelman formerly worked as a news anchor and reporter in Rockford. He identifies his top priorities as jobs and education and says he wants to fight for the middle class.
To increase jobs, Stadelman wants to implement tax breaks for small businesses that are equivalent to those received by large corporations. He also wants to emphasize job training in schools and community colleges.