Former Miss America Running For Illinois Attorney General

Aug 15, 2017

A lawyer who is a former Miss America says she's running for Illinois attorney general.

Credit Twitter: @_ErikaHarold

Erika Harold of Urbana announced plans Tuesday for a Republican bid to challenge four-term Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan in 2018.

Harold, 37, works as an attorney with the Meyer Capel law firm. She says in a statement that career politicians have "made it a nightmare for too many families in our state" and that Illinois needs a government that "works for them, not the powerful."

Harold serves on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality and is a commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

In 2014 she lost a GOP primary challenge for a U.S. House seat in south-central Illinois.

She was Miss America 2003.