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US Senate candidate Mark Curran

Mark Curran is the Republican Party nominee running to unseat Illinois Senator Dick Durbin in the November general election
Credit: Mark Curran for United States Senate

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