I’ve never heard of him, but I’m not from Illinois.
Jeff Danklefsen is a property maintenance manager for a St. Charles management company. He's a conservative activist who was involved with the Kane County Tea Party last April in Geneva, Illinois. He threw his hat into the ring before Hultgren announced because conservatives were looking for someone to challenge Ethan Hastert and stop nepotism. Mark Vargas is a defense department civilian employee in Iraq who was similarly motivated to enter the 2010 primary. Bill Cross is an hardware store owner and Ex-Aurora City Councilman who also jumped in to stop Hastert. He has now withdrawn his candidacy and is throwing his support to Hultgren. I hope Danklefsen and Vargas follow suit.
Hultgren has an 87.5 lifetime rating from the Illinois Republican Fund, (the local answer to the ACU though they only rate a few key votes).
Conservatives should unite around him.