DOWNERS GROVE — With a 3-minute video Monday, political newcomer West Point graduate Doug Truax announced his GOP bid to challenge US Senator Dick Durbin in 2014.
“At West Point, one of the first things they taught us is that you change battlefield strategies if they continually fail,” he said. “Business owners and families also know this but amazingly, in Illinois and Washington, career politicians like Dick Durbin continue to make the same tax-and-spend policy decisions without regard to results.”
Currently, Truax is co-owner and managing partner of Oak Brook-based Veritas Risk Services, LLC, a strategic risk consulting firm the empowers employees in controlling their healthcare costs, benefits, retirement plants and business risk. Truax built the business from scratch in 2008. It has roughly $2 million in annual revenue and 10 employees.
Truax is 43, is married with three children. He plans to start touring the state within the next few weeks.