Former Illinois Green running in Democratic congressional primary

From the Patch:

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Simon Ribeiro of Evanston filed nominating petitions to enter the March 20 Democratic primary against Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston).

Ribeiro’s website describes him as a high school teacher in an Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic school, and a former lifeguard and swimming instructor.

According to the Chicago Tribune, he ran as the Green Party candidate in last November’s election against Schakoweky and Republican Joel Pollak for the Ninth Congressional District. Schakowsky won that election.

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