David F. Black, an attorney from Belvidere, has announced a second run for Illinois Attorney General on the 2010 Green Party ticket.
When he ran in 2006, Black received more than 100,000 votes, despite being kept off the ballot by the Democrats until two months before Election Day.
Black will be running as part of a Green Party slate headed by Rich Whitney for governor and LeAlan Jones for United States Senate.
“I am running to give Illinois voters a real choice,” Black said. “The incumbent has raised millions of dollars in campaign contributions. I will not accept campaign donations from corporations or any person doing business with the state. Principles must become more important than money to end politics as usual in Illinois.”
Black pledged, if elected, to marshal the resources to the Attorney General’s Office to protect the rights of all citizens, including access to a woman’s right to reproductive choice and the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bi-sexual and transgendered people.
Black supports the Green Party’s efforts to abolish the death penalty. He favors what he calls a more sensible approach to issues surrounding drug use, emphasizing treatment rather than incarceration for non-violent drug offenders.
from the Aug 12-18, 2009 issue