*James Meeks is a senator in the Illinois senate representing the 15th district. He’s been in that seat since 2002, but now he’s interested in becoming mayor of Chicago.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, he was interviewed about his run for Mayor and said he was not interested in being defined as “the black candidate.”
He went on to say, “If that group thinks I am the best person, good. But I don’t want to be their candidate.” (more…)