|U.S. House, Illinois, District 2|
|Bachelor's||Chicago State University|
|J.D.||Harvard Law School|
Following Fenton's service in the United States Army he attended Chicago State University, where he graduated in 1994. He went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1997. He currently practices law in Chicago, owning his own law firm.
Fenton's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Housing Policy
- Excerpt: "Crime, Jobs, Economic Development, Family, and Education Advancement are directly linked to the stability of a community. The housing issue and the foreclosure crisis must be resolved in order to adequately address the other issues."
- Senior Policy
- Excerpt: "We have a social and moral obligation to provide safety nets and care for our seniors. Social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security represent the return on the investment that seniors have made in us. We must by all means meet this moral obligation."
- Education Policy
- Excerpt: "We must give every person the tools they desperately need and deserve to survive. It is necessary in today’s economy to compete globally and keep up with the advances in technology."
- Crime Policy Safety and Crime Policy
- Excerpt: "Many of the issues related to crime are associated with young men of color. Over the last several years, fatalities resulting from gun violence in the City of Chicago were greater than the number of American soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Security and safety of everyone, especially young men of color, is an essential catalyst for our economic advancement and progress."
Fenton is running in the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 2nd District. The election is being held to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr.. Fenton is running in the Democratic primary on February 26, 2012. The general election takes place on April 9, 2013.
|Illinois' 3rd Congressional District, Democratic primary|
|Poll||Debbie Halvorson||Toi Hutchinson||Robin Kelly||Napoleon Harris||Mel Reynolds||Anthony Beale||Other||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Normington-Petts (January 8-10)||16%||12%||8%||7%||7%||5%||5%||40%||+/-4.9||400|
|GBA Strategies (January 3-7)||25%||16%||15%||9%||8%||10%||2%||15%||+/-4.4||500|
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