In front of the Abraham Lincoln statue next to the Christian County Courthouse, Taylorville businessman Seth McMillan officially announced Wednesday that he will challenge Andy Manar for the 48th District State Senate seat next November.
McMillan is the owner of McMillan Landscaping in Taylorville. He says he never has had a dream to run for office, he’s running to make Illinois a place his kids will want to live in the future.
McMillan says the legislative work in Springfield is driving Illinois youth out of the state.
McMillan thanks his friends and family for their support. He says he knows running against Manar will be a battle, but he is up for the fight because Illinois, Taylorville, and Christian County are worth fighting for.
95th District State Representative Avery Bourne introduced McMillan at his formal announcement to run for the 48th District State Senate seat Wednesday morning.
Taylorville resident and business owner Seth McMillan formally announces his candidacy for the Illinois State Senate. Also pictured from left to right: Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp, McMillan's parents Mike and Teresa, his wife Melissa holding his son Andrew, and State Representative Avery Bourne holding his daughter Ella.
Family and friends pose for a photo following McMillan's announcement to run for State Senate.