(Above) Tom Hanson with a Chicago Police Department horse of honor he purchased at an auction that benefited Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
23-Dec-18 The River North resident who ran for United States Representative in Illinois 5th congressional district says he will try again in 2020 to unseat Mike Quigley.
Tom Hanson, a commercial real estate broker and condominium unit owner, ran as the Republican candidate in November. He appeared in 12 YouTube videos, making his campaign pitch from such places as Splash Country Water Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Hanson received 23.3 percent of the votes in the general election 65,134 votes to Quigleys 213,992 votes. However, Hanson says he only spent about $2,700 on his campaign or about four cents per vote.
Quigley, according to the Federal Election Commission, spent $1,217,954 or about $5.69 per vote.
Im pleased with our efforts, said Hanson. He says the 65,134 people who voted for him will strangely find their lives changing for the good.
Hanson supports tax cuts. He says high taxes are one of the reasons people are moving out of Illinois, like rats jumping off the ship.
Quigley (left) has represented the 5th congressional district, covering parts of Cook and DuPage counties, since 2009.