Huffington Post Chicago interviews LeAlan Jones, IL Green for Senate
June 28, 2010 in Congressional Campaigns
Huffington Post Chicago has published a short interview with Illinois Green Party US Senate candidate LeAlan Jones:
While Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias slam each other in campaign ads, Jones has been telling Illinois voters what the Green Party is about, and says that people have been liking what they hear (a recent poll showed him pulling 14 percent of the vote.) A resident of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Jones has been active in his community since the age of 13, when he helped produce “Ghetto 101,” a documentary about his upbringing and life on Chicago’s South Side.
He became the youngest recipient of the Peabody Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Grand-Prize for his documentary work, and went on to produce and write for the BBC World Service.
Aside from his political and journalism work, he is the legal guardian for his two teen nephews and a football linebacker coach at Simeon High School.
HP:Do you think Illinois voters have been paying attention to all the back-and-forth going on between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate race?
LJ: Most certainly, I think that candidates running from cameras and not speaking about the issues has been noticed. People are looking for an alternative.