Found that Jason Blumenthal posted the following on his Facebook page October 10th:
Update on my Political Future:
Sunday started off pretty rough.
I had a tire blow out on my way to my hotel in Springfield.
I was on the phone with the towing company at about midnight and then again at six A.M. to start figuring out where I can have it fixed.
After calling about seven different places nobody had my tire size.
I was frustrated and upset that I would have to now stay another evening to get the tires and miss my three classes on Monday.
But, this challenge gave me probably what I needed, a break.
I had not brought any of my school work or my computer so I needed to figure out something to do with my day.
Being still frustrated I had forgotten I was in our State’s Capital.
So I did what any political junkie would do, I walked the streets of Springfield to clear my head.
This stroll gave me some perspective. I was meant to be stuck in Springfield for a day.
For when I saw the Capitol building all my stress and worries left me.
I was smiling from ear to ear and kept thinking this is where I need to be.
Lately, I have been sick and tired of waiting around to solve our state’s problems.
The only way to fix our state is to get involved.
While walking the hallowed streets where President Lincoln started his political career I pondered how I could help the state and my community.
The walk I took solidified what I want to do. In the past few months, I have had an exploratory committee formed to determine if I should run for an office.
After much advice and consideration, I am excited to announce I am running for State Representative of the 63rd District.
In the next few weeks, I will be setting up an in-person announcement where I can field questions as well as begin to hear the concerns and goals of our community.
It is time for a new generation to solve our state’s problems.
Today is when politics is no longer tossing mud at each other, but governing for the betterment of our state.
Today I wish to serve the community that has made me who I am.
God bless our district and our state.
P.S. If you are looking to get involved please send an e-mail to [email protected]
I will be getting a website and all other information up in the very near future.
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Blumenthal is from Johnsburg, graduating from high school in 2012 and is 23 years old.
While studying at Bradley University in Peoria, he was Student Body President.
He is now attending Northern Illinois Law School.
The incumbent in the 63rd District is Steve Reick, who was elected after Jack Franks decided to run for McHenry County Board Chairman.