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 width=A Bunker Hill man is looking to shake things up at the capital and help speak up for southern Illinois as he announced his candidacy for the 48th Illinois Senate seat on Thursday.

Bunker Hill native Andy Manar (muh-nar) announced his running for the Senate seat at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital heli-pad Thursday afternoon before a gathering of friends, family, and supporters.

Manar says that its time someone from the central part of the state speak up and be heard at the capital.

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Manar explains that the economic woes he’s seen in Bunker Hill are similar to those the entire state is feeling.

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Manar currently serves as chief of staff under Illinois Senate President John Cullerton.

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