The Candidate: Gary F. Forby
The Race: Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 59th District
The Competition: Mark Minor
The Buzz: Forby is a former excavating contractor and Franklin County Board chair. He was previously a member of the House of Representatives before becoming state senator in 2003.
Forby's top concerns are job creation, coal technology, gun owner's rights, and education and veteran's rights. Forby is one of the only Democrats supporting the division of Illinois into two states, after expressing his frustration with the closing of Tamms Correctional Facility.