Senate hopeful says Air Force career set stage for political leadership role

by Elect Colonel Craig Wilcox | Sep. 11, 2017, 2:05pm

Retired Air Force Col. Craig Wilcox prides himself on understanding the meaning of leadership and the weight that positions of authority bring with them, especially when it comes to his state and its people.

“I think we can get into policy discussions and we get wrapped around the details of the issue and forget how it’s going to impact the residents of the state,” Wilcox, who is running for the Illinois Senate in the 32nd District, told the McHenry Times. “Keeping that first and foremost in my mind is going to be critical.”

Born in Vermont, Wilcox was commissioned straight out of college as a second lieutenant in the Air Force, where he stayed for 24 years, climbing the ranks to colonel before retiring. Wilcox also has been involved in organizations that support the military, such as being on the board of directors of the Veterans Network Committee.

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