Republican Attorney General candidate Erika Harold released the following statement after Lisa Madigan announced she would not run for a fifth term:
“Illinois voters are tired of politicians putting the powerful political class ahead of the people. As I have traveled the state, I have heard over and over how career politicians have made it a nightmare for too many families in our state. Regardless of who the Democrats put forward, our campaign will continue to focus on protecting the people and not the powerful.“
” I would like to thank Attorney General Lisa Madigan for her service to the people of Illinois and wish her the best in future endeavors.”
Erika announced her candidacy one month ago today. In 2003, Harold was crowned Miss America and became a national leader in the fight to end youth violence and bullying. Harold serves on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality, and as a Commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Harold is an attorney at Meyer Capel and serves on the national board of directors of Prison Fellowship, the world’s largest outreach to prisoners and their families, advocating for criminal justice reform.