ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Alderman, Illinois National Guardsman, and teacher, Jonathan Logemann, announced he is running for U.S. Rep. Cheri Busto’s (D-17th) seat in the U.S. Congress.

“As a teacher, alderman, veteran, and father, I know the challenges families in Illinois face every day. I’m running to do more for our communities, and I hope you’ll join me. Let’s get to work!” Logemann said on Wednesday.

Logemann, a Democrat, serves as the Forest City’s 2nd Ward alderman, and also teaches economics at Auburn High School.

He also served a nine month tour in Afghanistan as part of the Illinois National Guard.

“I am a very hard worker, I’m very responsive. One of my core values is, if you call me, I’m going to call you back. Everybody knows that when you call Jon Logemann, you’re going to get a phone call back and we’re going to try to address this issue,” he said.

If elected, Logemann’s goals include improving childhood education and revamping the U.S. veteran’s affairs.

Republican candidates, Charlie Hemick and Esther Joy King, have already announced their candidacy for Busto’s seat.