"James Edgar" is an American politician who was the List of Governors of Illinois/38th Governor of Illinois from 1991 to 1999. Previously he served as Illinois Secretary of State from 1981 to 1991. As a moderate Republican in a largely Blue state/blue-leaning state, Edgar was a popular and successful governor, leaving office with high approval ratings. Though still popular, he surprised many by retiring from elected office after his second term as governor, claiming that heart problems he had while governor were not a factor in his decision.More Jim Edgar on Wikipedia.
I think the reason I've given it any consideration is my concern for the state and I don't think we're moving in the right direction, ... On the personal side, my family kind of feels like we've been through this. We've done this, we've done our time. And I think that's a valid position as well.Jim Edgar