Truax is making his first bid for political office. Oberweis lost five previous elections, including two unsuccessful bids for U.S. Senate, before being elected to the Illinois General Assembly.
Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford begins our look at the contest speaking with Truax, a 43 year old Downer's Grove businessman. Truax explains why he decided to join the race.
Truax faces state Senator Jim Oberweis. We'll hear from the other candidate in coming days.