Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said he's "seriously considering" getting into the Republican primary for a shot at replacing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who announced last month that she won't seek re-election.
Kane County's lead prosecutor since November 2010, McMahon said it's too early to answer questions about how he would approach the role filled by the same Democrat since 2003. As the state's chief legal officer, the attorney general should be nonpartisan, he said.
"The people of this state deserve someone who will put their interests first," McMahon said. "Someone, importantly, who will remain independent of the bitter partisan factions in Springfield."
Republican Erika Harold, an attorney and former Miss America who previously ran for Congress downstate, already declared her intention to run for the seat.
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