The Candidate: Thomas Boken Jr.
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 90th District
The Competition: Tom Demmer
The Buzz: Boken is a civil service worker at Northern Illinois University. He is a strong proponent of education and worker's rights as a basis for creating a stronger economy.
Boken supports gaming expansion and graduated income tax. He is pro-choice and against "payday lending."