According to a press release, Webster, 53, is running “Because the current attorney general [Lisa Madigan] is beholden to relatives, friends and special interests, she has been unable or unwilling to fulfill her duties to the people of Illinois, particularly in the area of political corruption and cronyism. The people of Illinois have been shortchanged for too long by their elected leaders in Springfield."
Webster grew up in Joliet and graduated from Joliet Catholic High School, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. He acquired his license to practice law in Illinois in 1986. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. “As a lawyer and a CPA, I have the business and legal skills to manage the office of attorney general Not only that, since I am not beholden to the Springfield power brokers I will not be afraid to root out the corruption and political shenanigans that have become commonplace in Illinois,” Webster said.
Webster lives with his wife, Sandy, and their four daughters in unincorporated Hinsdale.