There is now a 3rd Republican candidate for the 54th District State Senate. Rafael Him, who is a Republican from New Baden in Clinton County, has announced he is running for the seat. Him is a 22 year old combat Veteran and serves on the Clinton County Board along with having served as a trustee for the Village of New Baden. Him says his experiences in the Air Force taught him accountability, teamwork, leadership and a passion for mission accomplishment.
Rafael Him joins what is getting to be a crowded field on the Republican Primary ticket for the 54th District State Senate seat. Jason Plummer and Ben Stratemeyer have already announced they will be running for the seat, meaning there will be at 3 running for the seat in the Republican Primary in March.