Race To Replace Meeks Attracts Five Candidates
By Samantha Abernethy in News on Dec 10, 2011 8:30PM
When state Sen. Rev. James T. Meeks announced last month that he would retire from the state senate, it opened up a seat in the 15th district that hasn't been open since 2003. Five candidates have already jumped into the race for Meeks old seat and have filed to run in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. As of yet, there are no Republican candidates on the horizon. The candidates include:
- Patricia Mahon, who is the village administrator for South Holland.
- Donna Miller, who works in the healthcare industry. Her husband David Miller is a former state representative, who ran unsuccessfully for state comptroller.
- Marquise Alston, who is a member of Meeks' congregation at Salem Baptist Church.
- Napoleon Harris, who is a former NFL linebacker.
- Joe Letke, who we couldn't find much information on.