Republican John Arrington is joining the race for Obama's former Senate seat. He has earned numerous certifications in government, leadership and public service before campaigning for U.S. Senate in the Feb. 2 Primaries in 2010. He served as Harvey City Council Alderman for eight years before being elected by his peers as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee. He was a 2004 candidate for U.S. Senate in the Republican special election central committee process.
He has been endorsed by the Illinois Republican Assembly, an affiliate of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, for the Republican Nomination.
"We have been taken over by special interest groups and lobbyists and politicians who are out of touch with the working men and women of this country," Arrington said.
The pro-life, conservative Arrington advocates for economic and job growth, education and government reform, family values, national security and international relations.
He earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He received his Bachelor's of Science degree from Chicago State University in 1986.
Campaign Site: ArringtonForSenate.com