Would you consider voting for an ex-con to represent your congressional district in Washington D.C.? Paul McKinley is hoping you'll vote for him because of his vision for the future, rather than the mistakes of his past.
McKinley has paid his debt to society and, since being released from prison, has dedicated his life to helping other former convicts make new lives for themselves.
I've heard a lot of people say that the best drug an alcohol counselors are former addicts. Maybe that applies here as well.
McKinley says that he isn't running against a candidate, but he is running against what he calls the "Chicago Machine," which he says has been corrupting the city for decades.
I asked him about gun control, illegal immigration, and a host of other issues. Do you think a man like Paul McKinley could make waves of change in Washington?