NewsViews: Lt. Gov. nominee Jason Plummer

September 6, 2010 9:05:26 AM PDT
The youngest statewide candidate in the November election is a 28-year-old downstate businessman. He's Jason Plummer, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor.

Plummer lives in Edwardsville, which is near St. Louis. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. And he served as Madison County Republican chairman.

Plummer is vice president of a family-owned lumber company. And he's a Navy Reserve intelligence officer. He says the office of lieutenant governor has been under-utilized. And he wants Illinois to increase its tax base, not taxes.