ISU student runs for Congress

Green Party Candidate Jason Wallace will formally announce his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives at a press conference on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 5 p.m. on the campus of Illinois State University. Wallace, a veteran of the current Iraq War and a senior Politics and Government major at ISU is challenging incumbent Rep. Jerry Weller, for the 11th District. Wallace has been endorsed by both the McLean County and Will County Green Parties. The top five priorities of his campaign are Social Justice, Education, Healthcare, Veteran’s Benefits, and Renewable Energy.

“Because I am young, any vote I make will be a vote that I will have to live with. Therefore, my votes will be made with the best intentions for the future of this country. Being a scholar, a veteran, and experienced activist, I can offer fresh hope and dedication to Capitol Hill,” says Wallace.

Born and raised in McLean County, Wallace has been a committed local community activist and grassroots organizer for the past four years. Wallace is credited for founding and coordinating the Central Illinois Bill of Rights Defense Committee (CIBORDC). He served as the local contact for the national Bill of Rights Defense Committee organization as well. The purpose of the CIBORDC was to educate citizens about the issues surrounding the balance between security and freedom, as well as, convince the local city
councils to adopt resolutions opposing the USA PATRIOT Act. 

An alumnus of Heartland Community College, Wallace’s involvements include being a member of the Student Senate and Project R.I.S.E. He is also a founding member of the English Honor Society, Sigma Kappa Delta and served as the Public Relations Secretary, Vice-President, International Convention Voting Delegate, and Interim President of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of Community Colleges. From these organizations, and several others, Jason became dedicated to hearing what
was not only best for students but also the citizens in the community.

As the Student Trustee, Jason also served as the Illinois Community College Board Student Advisory Committee Local Issues Subcommittee Chair, MIS/Research Advisory Committee, and Heartland Community College Student Representative. He also represented Heartland Community College at the Illinois Board of Higher Education Student Advisory Committee (IBHE-SAC) meetings, during his final months at Heartland become the IBHE-SAC’s Secretary, and now serves as the Chair.

To read more about Wallace’s biography and viewpoints, visit

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Jason Wallace
Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
Illinois 11th Congressional District
PO Box 708
Bloomington, IL 61702-0708
Fax: 1-866-554-3176
Paid for by the Committee to Elect Jason Wallace

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  1. Run Jason Run!

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