Thursday, March 11, 2010

UIS alumnus running as democratic state senate candidate

Josh Weger, a regional manager for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, announced his candidacy for state senate Tuesday.

He is running for the 55th Senate District seat currently held by Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon.

Weger is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Springfield, where he received a bachelor’s in economics and a master’s in political science. Weger was a legislative aide to former Illinois Agriculture Director and State Rep. Chuck Hartke of Effingham.

Weger was featured in a March 9, 2010, article in the Mattoon Journal-Gazette and Charleston Times-Courier.

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