Brad Schneider announced his candidacy for the state’s 10th Congressional District on Wednesday.
“Talking to friends and neighbors, seniors and students, small business owners and employees, it’s clear that we need a change in Washington,” Schneider said in a press release to Patch. “We need people in Congress who are focused on creating jobs right here, setting smart priorities for investment in our future, helping our small businesses grow, and ensuring sustaining programs like Medicare and Social Security are secure for generations to come.”
The Deerfield resident and businessman will now take aim at in the 2012 general election.
“While much has changed in the 32 years since the 10th was last represented by a Democrat, too many of the challenges we face today are still the same as in 1979,” he commented. “Whether it is the economy and jobs, education, the environment, or energy independence, we need a new, better approach.”
Schneider describes himself as a family man as well as an experienced business and community leader.
“Through my experience in management consulting, I know firsthand what it takes to grow a business and create quality, long-term jobs,” the owner of Cadence Consulting Group, LLC and Lead Out Capital Partners, LLC. said. “As a 21-year resident of the 10th District, and father of two teenage boys, I also know what it takes to create and support strong communities.”
Schneider is the second candidate to announce his run for the district’s congressional seat. In April, Waukegan resident and community organizer announced he’ll be running as well.
, who defeated Dan Seals for the position in 2010, recently told Patch he expects another close race.
“This is a great district and the race will be competitive as it always has been,” he said.