[Sean King - For Shaw Media]
The five candidates taking part were Matt Brolley, village president of Montgomery and a civil engineer; Victor Swanson of Batavia, a high school social studies teacher and Navy veteran; Lauren Underwood of Naperville, a nurse and graduate instructor; Jim Walz of Gurnee, a school board member and outside sales representative; and George Weber of Lakewood, a retired chemical engineer.
The forum opened in alphabetical order by asking the candidates to identify the three most important issues facing constituents in the district.
"To protect and improve upon our health care system," Brolley said. "To invest in infrastructure, [whose good-paying] jobs can’t be outsourced; and improving on our education system."