Son of ex-alderman joining treasurer's race

September 21, 2009 6:11:52 AM PDT
The son of a former Chicago alderman is expected to join the race for Illinois state treasurer. Democrat Justin Oberman says he is pulling out of the lieutenant governor's race and will instead seek the treasurer's office.

Oberman is the son of one-time city council member Martin Oberman. He would face former state representative Robin Kelly in the Democratic primary.

On the Republican side, Dan Rootherford is running for the seat being vacated by Alexi Giannoulias.