A member of the Marion County Board is running for Illinois Senate. Danny Stover will run for the democratic nomination for the 54th District that covers south central Illinois, including eastern Madison and St. Clair Counties. The district is currently represented by Republican incumbent Kyle McCarter of Lebanon.

Stover says he will tackle jobs, which is the top concern of people in his district. He does not believe most residents identify with those of the "occupy" or tea party movements, but says the economy will be his main focus if elected. Stover calls the biggest problem in the state is state government and will work to eliminate unfunded mandates at all levels of government.