ST. LOUIS — Mark Curran is the Republican Party nominee running to unseat Illinois Senator Dick Durbin in the November general election.
Campaign website: electcurran.com
He is running against incumbent Democrat Dick Durbin, who has held the office since 1997.
Curran was the sheriff of Lake County from 2006-2018.
He faces incumbent Durbin, Libertarian Party candidate Danny Malouf, Green Party candidate David Black and Willie Wilson of the Willie Wilson Party.
About Mark Curran, according to his campaign biography:
Lake County Sheriff — 2006 to 2018
- Under budget 12 consecutive years
- Implemented the Community Safety Team
- Created the Veteran’s Ambassadors Program to care for Lake County Veterans who are in need of help
- Formed the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force
- Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force
- The first sheriff nationwide to spend a week in his own jail (2008)
Attorney General’s Gang Crime Bureau Chief
- Prosecuted street gangs
- Held seminars on combating gang violence
- Served as editor of the statewide law enforcement-focused newsletter