Wednesday, August 31, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Melrose Park resident Kenton McMillen will be on the ballot on Nov. 8 as one of four candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by incumbent Mark Kirk (R), according to an Aug. 29 report by the Chicago Tribune’s Morning Spin.
In addition to Kirk, McMillen — a Libertarian — will be up against Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth and Green Party candidate Scott Summers.
McMillen, a 55-year-old paralegal and father of two adult children, works for the Chicago law firm Vedder Price.
According to Ballotpedia, he has a B.A. in journalism from Northern Illinois University and a paralegal certificate from Roosevelt University. Ballotpedia published the following campaign statement from McMillen:
“The country is going in the wrong direction. Endless wars, deficit spending, increased regulation, massive federal government. I believe the voters need a choice which will advocate a change in this direction, bring the troops home, put more money in your pocket and allow you and your family to prosper, be free and be happy”
According to his campaign website, McMillen has been active with the Liberterian Party for 20 years and “believes in the value of every person and how everyone should be free to pursue their own happiness. That freedom to innovate creates new technologies and industries, raising everyone’s standard of living.”
On Friday, McMillen recently tweeted, he’ll be at the Taste of Melrose Park for anyone who wants to talk with him. VFP