The Candidate: Richard A. Wooten
The Race: Democratic nomination for the 34th Illinois Legislative District Representative
The Buzz: In 2010 Richard Wooten ran for 6th ward alderman of Chicago and garnered 20 percent of the vote. This time around he's running for state rep out of the 34th District. Wooten has been a Chicago police force for 18 years. He's a graduate of Harold Washington College. His campaign site lists his agenda as: Making sure we protect the pensions of police & firefighters who risk their lives everyday to serve and protect our families. Support legislation to introduce new crime fighting tools regarding domestic violence, drugs, and gangs, in neighborhoods.Form a youth mentorship committee to provide education and athletic scholarships.Help create jobs for convicted felons to return to useful citizenship after release from prison according to our Illinois constitution.