Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is no longer running unopposed for re-election next year. Republicans have officially filled a critical vacancy in their statewide ticket. Northbrook businessman Steve Kim has met the challenge to run against two-time incumbent Lisa Madigan, who is seeking re-election to the attorney general's post she has held since 2003.
Kim, 39, is the first Asian American to run for statewide office as a Republican. He currently works as a legal adviser for small businesses and was a former adviser to Gov. Jim Edgar. Kim has also held executive positions with the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, AT&T and Time Warner Cable.
DuPage County state's attorney Joe Birkett decided not to run for attorney general after Lisa Madigan chose re-election over a chance at a higher office. He called a race against her "virtually unwinnable."
His campaign platform states: "Protect small business. Protect senior citizens. Protect disabled people."
Campaign Site: http://www.stevekimforag.com/ (coming soon)
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