Saturday, March 27, 2010

Democrats name Simon as lt. gov candidate

By Jamey Dunn

The Democrats named Sheila Simon as their lieutenant governor candidate today.

Simon is a law professor from Carbondale who has served on the Carbondale City Council and Quinn's Illinois Reform Commission. She is the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, who also served as lieutenant governor.

Simon's speech to the Democratic State Central Committee:

Central committee chairman House Speaker Mike Madigan reading off the vote totals:

Simon answering questions after accepting the nomination:

Quinn and Simon:

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