I am a fifth generation Illinoisan, who was born, raised, and now lives in Petersburg, a mile from where President Abraham Lincoln first entered politics. Lincoln has always filled my imagination as our nation’s greatest political example of moral leadership, and I am running for Governor because our state should be exceptional, but our politics are terrible – I want to make Illinois a “shining city on a hill” that Lincoln would be proud of.
Max Solomon, born McStephen Olusegun Adewale Solomon to Nigerian parents, comes from a very humble and poignant background. His mother was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident when Max was just 14 years old, and his father died a few years later when Max was 17 years old. Orphaned, and being the first son of his parents with many other siblings, Max had to take up and bear daunting family responsibilities and obligations at a very young age.
My experience building a business and raising my family in Illinois has prepared me to take on the challenges we face. I'm the true outsider who can bring real reform to Springfield and bring back the Illinois American Dream. I hope you'll join me!
First African American Mayor of Illinois’ second-largest city. Decorated combat veteran. Great-grandson of a slave and the first in his family to graduate from college. Now, Richard Irvin is running to be the next Governor of Illinois.
Vote 2022: The race for Illinois governor: The Republican debate
Illinois Secretary of State Candidates
The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office touches the lives of more Illinoisans and businesses than any other executive branch office.
My first elected office was McLean County Coroner where I learned that approximately 300 Illinois residents die each year waiting for vital organ transplants. For my work towards reducing this number, I was honored by different organ and tissue agencies.
John C. Milhiser
John’s commitment to justice and public service will help to restore faith in state government and our leaders. John served as an instructor on ethics, training new prosecutors for the National District Attorneys Association. With a Governor and statewide officials that continue Speaker Madigan’s culture of corruption, Illinois needs someone of utmost integrity. The Secretary of State’s office oversees some of the state’s most critical functions. John Milhiser will operate the office with zero tolerance for corruption and demand efficient and effective service to taxpayers.
Illinois Attorney General Candidates
Steve Kim is a father, husband, and an American success story. Born in South Korea and the son and grandson of immigrants, his expansive knowledge and experience has influenced all levels of Illinois government and benefited the United States nationally and abroad. For years, Chicago and Illinois have been the world’s most prominent example of out of control crime and political corruption. Steve’s state, national, and international experience gives him unique insight into moving Illinois forward and tackling the crime and corruption our state has become synonymous with.
Stands Up to Government Mandates
The people of ILLINOIS have suffered long enough. Tom has spent the past 20 plus months representing small business owners, educators, parents, and students in the courtroom.
Tom’s legal arguments are simple – follow the law. As an Appellate Judge, Tom’s decisions will be based on the rule of law.
Illinois Treasurer Candidate
Tom is a 2016 Henry W. Toll Fellow with the Council of State Governments. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home Preservation Foundation. He is a member of St. Anne Parish, the Dixon Rotary Club, the Knights of Columbus, and is a volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement. Tom and his wife Rebecca live in Dixon, and together they are raising their family.
Illinois Comptroller Candidate
Shannon Teresi is a lifelong resident of McHenry County and is working tirelessly to make Illinois a better place. That’s why she’s running to be Illinois’ next Comptroller.
Born in Marengo, Shannon’s parents instilled in her the value of hard work and giving back to her community. Her grandfather, a veteran and police officer, inspired her to fight for justice even if it upsets the politically connected. Growing up, her greatest passion was serving in church mission trips overseas.