Chris Kennedy in Springfield to talk to residents
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
Saturday, gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy was in Springfield at the Sangamon County Democratic headquarters, meeting local voters.
Residents asked Kennedy, nephew to former president John F. Kennedy, questions during the hour long meeting,
Kennedy discussed building the Illinois economy, job creation, and minimum wage amongst other topics.
He also said public universities are a priority for the state's progression.
“We've got the biggest out migration of high school,” Kennedy said. “And college students in any state in America, with the exception of new jersey. We need to turn this around, and we need to use those universities like UIS to do it.”
Other democrats who’ve announce they’re running to unseat Republican Governor Bruce Rauner include businessman J.B. Pritzker, State Senator Daniel Biss, Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber, and Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar.