SCHAUMBURG - Jim Moynihan, a former candidate for U.S. Congress and current precinct captain in the Schaumburg Township Republican Organization, announced Saturday that he would run for the Illinois House of Representatives from the 56th District, challenging incumbent State Representative Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg).
Moynihan, a 25-year resident of Schaumburg, announced his candidacy Saturday at a breakfast meeting of the Schaumburg Township Republican Organization.
"As the title implies, the job of State Representative is to represent the people of the 56th District, not an entrenched Speaker of the House," said Moynihan. "I am running for State Representative because our current leadership is unwilling or unable to solve our state's big problems, and we need a representative from this district who will be an outspoken advocate for our community and for reform."
Moynihan has earned the early support of Schaumburg Township Republican Committeeman Ryan Higgins and former Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross, both of whom spoke in support of Moynihan's candidacy at the meeting.
"Jim is doing his community a tremendous service challenging Michael Madigan's representative in the 56th District, and he can count on our full support in this effort," said Higgins.
Moynihan resides in Schaumburg with his wife, Joni, and has three adult children, Dan, Matt, and Sarah, and five grandchildren. Moynihan previously ran for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 11th District in 1982.