Rafael Him, Republican from New Baden, has announced he is running for State Senate in the 54th District. Him is a 22-year combat veteran and serves on the Clinton County Board along with having served as a trustee for the Village of New Baden.
Him said he is running because of his love for Illinois, “I can no longer sit back and watch the people of Illinois suffer from poor politics and corruption so I decided to take action. We are currently in a state of emergency with an out of control budget and a declining population. We have to get back on track and advocate for reform. It’s critical that we protect citizens and businesses from unfair and excessive taxation. Every time you increase taxes, you’re eroding personal freedoms and the ability of the people to provide for their families.”