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Medill: Challenger emerges for 7th District seat

From Medill
Candidate hopes to make history as state’s first openly gay senator
by John Lund
Nov 04, 2009

One year from now, Jim Madigan hopes to make history by becoming Illinois’ first openly gay state senator. Madigan, 35, of Buena Park, left his post as interim executive director of Equality Illinois to campaign for the state senate seat currently occupied by his opponent, fellow Democrat Heather Steans. The primary election is Feb. 2, 2010.

Madigan answered questions from his campaign office for the 7th District seat, which includes parts of Uptown, Edgewater, Lincoln Square and Rogers Park.
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