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About the Candidate

Name: Mark C. Curran Jr.
DOB: April 4, 1963
Occupation: Attorney
Political Experience: Former Lake County Sheriff (2006 -2018)
Twitter: @electmarkcurran

Candidate Statement

Hi, my name is Mark Curran, I’m a candidate for United States Senate in the republican primary.

I’ve been married to Irene for 24 years and we have three wonderful boys.

Americans have seen an erosion of liberty for many years now. I’m running to defend your liberty and freedom.

The constitution and the bill of rights are under attack.

Socialism erodes your liberty.

I am the best candidate to defend your liberty.

I was the sheriff of Lake County from 2006 until 2018.

As sheriff, I came in under budget 12 years in a row, and transformed an office that was in crisis, and always remembered that I was elected to serve the public, not myself.

Before my time as sheriff, I served as a county, state and federal prosecutor where fought for victims all across Illinois.

I’ve also taught constitutional law and am uniquely qualified to defend your rights as your next United States senator.

In order to defeat Dick Durbin, the Republican Party needs a vetted and viable candidate.

I was consistently the top republican vote‐getter in Lake County. And Dick Durbin has been in Washington, D.C. for 37 years.

He’s had the opportunity to help put Illinois back on the right path and he has failed Illinois. Illinois’ economy is lagging behind the rest of the country even as states like Texas and Tennessee see record economic growth.

Dick Durbin has failed Illinois.

We need a candidate that can make the general election competitive and win the general election. I am that candidate.

On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, please vote for me, Mark Curran.

Candidate Q&A

Why are you running?

I am running because I cannot stand by while I witness our very way of life come under attack. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights are under direct assault from the increasingly radical and progressive Democratic Party. To put it simply, I’m running to protect your liberty and to defend the Constitution. For nearly 38 years, Dick Durbin has been in Washington, D.C. You need to ask yourself if you’re freer now than you were when Dick Durbin first made his way to Capitol Hill. History has proven that you’re not. I’m running to change that.

What is your vision for this office?

To restore integrity to the office, to be a U.S. Senator for all of Illinois, not just Chicago, and to put the people’s interests before partisan interests. Because Dick Durbin has proven himself to be a staunch Democrat, putting political and partisan interests before those of his constituents. And that isn’t right for the people of Illinois, the future of our state or the future of our country.

What do you think is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?

The cost of living and the economy. Our state is lagging behind the rest of the country. The Trump Economy has seen record job and stock market growth, as well as the lowest unemployment in decades and none of that is reflected in Illinois. Dick Durbin and the policies he supports stand in direct contrast to the Trump Economy. The regulation, taxation, and burdensome litigation supported by Durbin is what has negatively impacted the people of Illinois for decades. It’s time for a change.