A financial adviser from Grayslake is the fourth Republican to declare his candidacy in the 62nd District state House race.
Adam Solano announced Sunday he is seeking the GOP nomination for the seat that has been occupied by Democrat Sam Yingling since 2013. As a small-business owner, Solano said he has experience using innovative mechanisms in order to serve clients and his community through the years.
"Our local and state governments aren't exempt from this basic rule of change and innovation and in Illinois we are living with a state government organism that is stuck and self-serving," Solano said in a news release.
"Are you happy with the thinkers and leaders running the state and local government? Neither am I."
Representing the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Solano has met with state and national political leaders for years, he said, and he has appeared on live television to discuss the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule.
"These experiences have shown me time and time again that change can be slow," he said, "but when you care enough to get involved and engage and dialogue, you can produce a result that really is in the best interest of the public."
Solano joins Denise Rotheimer of Ingleside and Grayslake residents Ken Idstein and Bob Bednar in the Republican race for the seat. The primary will be held in March.
The 62nd District includes all or parts of Grayslake, Hainesville, the Round Lake towns, Lake Villa, Gurnee, Wauconda, Wildwood and Gages Lake.