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updated: 9/29/2011 3:42 PM

Two more enter 25th state Senate race

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  • Corinne Pierog

    Corinne Pierog

  • Jim Oberweis

    Jim Oberweis

  • David Richmond

    David Richmond

  • Richard Slocum

    Richard Slocum


Sugar Grove lawyer Richard Slocum is running for the Republican nomination for the 25th District Illinois Senate seat.

He announced his intent in a news release, and will have a formal announcement ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Mill Creek Golf Club in Geneva. To attend, send an email to

Slocum served four terms on the West Aurora District 129 school board.

"It is infuriating to read about Springfield's continued inability to address the

state's financial woes. Our current financial situation requires us to make difficult decisions. We need proactive leaders in Illinois, and I will be that leader. ... I am interested in setting this state on the path to financial stability and prosperity," he said in the prepared statement.

Slocum's website is

Two others previously announced intentions to seek the Republican nomination for the seat: Blackberry Township Supervisor David Richmond, a lawyer, and Oberweis Dairy chairman Jim Oberweis.

On the Democratic ticket, Corinne Pierog of St. Charles announced Tuesday she will seek the nomination. Pierog serves on the St. Charles District 303 school board, and works as a business consultant. Her website is

The current senator, Chris Lauzen of Aurora, intends to seek the Republican nomination for Kane County Board chairman. He is running against Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns.

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