Wallace announces his intent to Run for Office

For Immediate Release

September 23, 2019
Contact: Eric M. Wallace
Phone: 312.940.3377


Eric M. Wallace Announces Republican Primary Bid for State Senate Dist. 40

Local Minister and Nonprofit Leader Calls on Residents to “R.I.S.E. For a New Beginning”

FLOSSMOOR, IL RESIDENT—Co-Founder and President of Freedom’s Journal Institute for the Study of Faith and Public Policy; as well as former member of the African American Advisory Board for the RNC, member of the Outreach Advisory Board for the Illinois GOP, Co-Chairman of the Cook County Republican Party; Dr. Eric M. Wallace is running for the Republican Party nomination in the March 2020 primary and will challenge incumbent State Senator Toi Hutchinson on November, 2020, should she choose to seek re-election. 

“My work at Freedom’s Journal Institute, the Republican party, in general, and as a minister, in particular, have prepared me to represent the residents of the 40th District. WE can and must rebuild the moral fabric of our state.”

“The celebrated author and social commentator Dr. Shelby Steele once said, ‘People will change when they are exhausted with their suffering.’ He asserted this within the context of the Civil Rights movement, however, I believe it is still applicable today.”

“For decades Illinois has been entangled in Chicago style politics with its corrupt politicians employing ‘pay to play’ tactics to advance their political careers. Their mismanagement of state government has caused Illinoisans to suffer under the highest property taxes in the country, failing schools, ballooning budgets, crippling business growth and opportunity prompting many to leave the state. I say that it’s time to R.I.S.E. out of our suffering for a New Beginning!”

Eric Wallace and his wife, Jennifer, reside in the Village of Flossmoor. They have two adult sons, Eric and Greg. Eric and Jennifer also serve their communities as proud members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, respectively.

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