South Jacksonville lawyer, war vet eyes attorney general run
South Jacksonville attorney Tyson Manker is considering running to replace Lisa Madigan as Illinois' attorney general, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Madigan recently announced her plans to not seek re-election.
The ECW posted on its Illinois Leaks website that Manker, an Iraqi War veteran, has formed an exploratory committee to look into a run.
“Unchecked government corruption is destroying our state, and Illinois is one of the most corrupt states in the entire nation," Manker said, according to the ECW. "The next AG has to do better than the last. Recently, a number of friends and supporters have encouraged me to run for Attorney General, and so now I am taking the next step in the process of making that decision.”
Manker said his priorities include providing better protection of Illinoisans, doing more to assist victims of violence, and legalizing marijuana, the ECW reported.