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Jim O'Donnell

Republican Party Candidate for the Twenty-Eighth Congressional District of Illinois



    The Candidate: Jim O'Donnell

    The Race: Republican Primary for the chance to win the open 28th District seat of the Illinois Senate.

    The Competition:Gayle Smolinski

    The Buzz: O’Donnell is currently working for Camcraft, Inc. as the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. A former Operations Manager for Graco, Inc., O’Donnell earned his Accounting degree at the University of Notre Dame, and is a certified CPA. O’Donnell’s has participated in community service as a PRS Board Member of Directors for 17 years. Spending most of his career in manufacturing, he is focused on Illinois’ industry.