Darrel Miller describes himself as a lifelong farmer from western McLean County. He said he can draw from a lifetime of business experience to address issues. Miller was the Democratic nominee for the 18th Congressional District in 2014. He lost in the general election to Republican Aaron Schock.
Miller believes the many people across the nation lining up to run for Congress this year are making a statement.
“The direction of the Congress and especially the president needs to be contested. We need a better way … I am glad to be part of that message that’s being sent that we want a different direction.”
Miller said he would like to see the nation take a more thoughtful direction and said he would like Congress work in a bipartisan fashion to address issues such as immigration and healthcare. He said, “The edges keep holding us back.”
Two candidates are seeking the Republican nomination: Donald Rients and current Congressman Darin LaHood.
Early voting is already underway for the March 20 primary.