Two democratic candidates for Illinois Attorney General stopped in Taylorville last week to speak with members of the community. Longtime lawyer Jesse Ruiz and State Senator Kwame Raoul appeared in Taylorville Wednesday night.
Ruiz, who currently serves as the President of the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners, says he wants to take on the complex job of protecting Illinoisans’ rights.
Raoul is the State Senator for the 13th Senate District, serving parts of the city of Chicago. He says when he took office, his predecessor, former U.S. President Barack Obama, gave him a piece of advice that he has followed his entire time in public service.
Ruiz and Raoul are among a crowded field of candidates running for Attorney General on the democratic side. Current Illinois AG Lisa Madigan announced she would not seek re-election in September.