Gov. Quinn picks Paul Vallas for running mate

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Friday announced his new running mate.

Paul Vallas will be on the Democrat ticket for lieutenant governor in the 2014 election.

Vallas, a former state gubernatorial candidate himself, is nationally known for his success in improving some of America`s most troubled schools, serving as superintendent of schools in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and New Orleans, and CEO of Chicago Public Schools for six years.

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  • bobhamiltonchicago

    Fantastic pick and a big win for Illinois! I'm very surprised to see Paul Vallas coming back to Chicago. Most people have no idea what good news this is. The state is starting to get some real professionals in the most important offices, not political hacks. Wow!


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