The race for the State Senate seat in the 34th District may get a new entrant soon. Rockford alderman Doug Mark, a Republican who has represented the third ward for 10 years, says he’s giving “serious consideration” to running in the GOP primary.
“I’ll have an announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 28,” Mark said.
He said he’s thinking of running because the economic condition of the state “affects all of us in northern Illinois. We need to have a strong person in that Senate office.”
Mark, 53, works for Paper Recovery Service Corp. in Loves Park.
The 34th race already features GOP candidate Frank Gambino, who announced Tuesday, and Robert Brokish.
Democrat Dan Lewandowski is running in his party’s primary; Jim Hughes also may run in the Democratic primary.
The 34th District has been represented since 1993 by Republican Dave Syverson. He is running in 2012 in the 35th district GOP primary against appointed state Sen. Christine Johnson, R-Shabbona.