U.S. Congress
12:23 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Plummer formally announces run for Costello congressional seat

After an unsuccessful run for Ill. Lt. Governor last year, Jason Plummer has formally announced he's running for the soon-to-be-vacant Illinois 12th Congressional District seat currently held by a retiring Jerry Costello.

According to the announcement, Plummer will focus on "reining in reckless spending, reform of our tax and regulatory structure, and getting government out of the way of small businesses so the U.S. economy can get moving forward again."

"Businesses need to be able to get back to doing what they do best – providing stable jobs for hard working people and quality products and services for consumers, " Plummer said in the statement. "The burdens government has put on our small businesses and workers are crushing this economy and putting people out of work.”

The announcement says Plummer is Vice President of Corporate Development at R.P. Lumber Company. R.P. Lumber was founded by Plummer's father, Robert Plummer, in 1977, according to the company's website. The announcement also states that Plummer serves as an intelligence officer in the in the U.S. Naval Reserves.