By Nicole Lafond
Professor Brian Woodworth won the Republican candidate position for the 2nd Illinois Congressional District primary election on March 20, bringing him one election closer to becoming a potential member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Woodworth is “excited, honored and humbled” by his success but knows the race is not over yet.
The 2nd District includes all of Kankakee County, the eastern portion of Will County and the southeastern portion of Cook County. Jesse Jackson Jr. retained the Democratic candidacy for Illinois’s 2nd Congressional District and will be Woodworth’s opponent at the Nov. 6 representatives election.
Woodworth said he looks forward to the hard work the coming months will require of him.
“Jackson is a famous name, but I’m confident that if we continue to work hard … the people will choose me.”
Woodworth believes he can be the fresh new voice the people of his district need.