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Lake County Sheriff considering run for IL Attorney General

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Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran is seriously considering a run for Illinois Attorney General in 2014.

Curran has been meeting with citizens around the state and intends to run in the Republican primary in about 15 months.

He said his background as both a federal and state prosecutor and sheriff of one of Illinois' largest and most diverse counties gives him a unique perspective on the state's top law enforcement office.

"Our state is awash in crime and corruption and we need strong law enforcement leadership in the Attorney General's office," said Curran. "We can do better."

Curran, 49, has been Lake County Sheriff since December 2006. He served as a prosecutor in the Attorney General's office from 1998-2002 in units targeting gangs and sexually violent persons.

Curran plans to travel the state in coming months to put together a grass roots campaign operation and to ask Illinois citizens to help shape his agenda for the Attorney General's office. He will make a more formal announcement sometime in 2013.

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