Scott Lee Cohen to Run for Illinois Lieutenant Governor in 2010

Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:15pm EDT

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CHICAGO, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Lee Cohen, local
businessman and entrepreneur, opened a campaign account this week with a hefty
$220,000 deposit. Scott is running for Lieutenant Governor in the 2010
election and will take over President Obama's former field office in downtown
Chicago. Scott is hoping that volunteers who are already familiar with the
location will continue their commitment to service and volunteer on his
behalf.

Scott has always been dedicated to serving his community. After suggestions
from many friends, community residents, and members of his citizen group, Rod
Must Resign, Scott decided to run for office. Scott will draw on his business
and real estate experience to provide solutions to the troubled housing market
and create economic opportunity in the State. "The people of Illinois need an
honest leader who can run our state government on sound business principles,"
Scott said, "it's time to bring the government back to the people."

Scott is a lifelong resident of Illinois who has owned and managed rental
property, pawn shops and Cohen Green Cleaning Supplies, a distributor of
environmentally friendly cleaning products. Cohen is a former Northbrook
Little League coach and organizes the Cohen's Food for the Holidays program
that provides turkeys for low- and moderate-income families during the
holidays. Scott also volunteers with the Jane Addams Resource Corporation and
is an advocate for The Alzheimer's Association and The Junior Council of
Children's Memorial Hospital. Scott is the proud father of four children.  

    Contact:

    Philip Molfese
    Grainger Terry, Inc.
    (312) 541-1600



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