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Chris Kasperski (R-Lindenhurst), with the assistance of his service dog, Lakota, is running for IL State Senate in District 31. Chris is a combat-wounded U.S. Army veteran. Chris served for a year in southern Afghanistan, searching for and clearing roadside bombs, land mines, and other Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as a Combat Engineer. Following his honorable medical retirement from the Army, Chris attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Chris earned a degree in Political Science, with an emphasis on American politics and public law. Chris also minored in criminal justice and Pre-Law and received a certification in Homeland Security. Chris has been married to his wife, Allison, for ten years, and together, they have two beautiful children, Carson (8) and McKinley (6). The Kasperskis reside in Lindenhurst, in his childhood home.