West Frankfort— April 12, 2021 — Timothy Arview, a southern Illinois Republican, announced today his candidacy for United States Senate.

“I'm ready to take on Tammy Duckworth and restore dignity to both the Republican Party, Illinois, and this country,” Arview said in a Facebook post.

A True Conservative

Arview calls himself a “true conservative.” The foundation of his political ideology is individual freedom. This is the source, Arview said, of all Republican values, “such as smaller government, lower taxes, pro-life, free speech, the right to keep and bear arms, protection from unlawful search and seizure, and the fundamental understanding that we have been granted these individual freedoms from our Creator.”

Ready For a Fight

Arview said he understands the battle he is about to undergo, but says he is not only ready, but also “excited.”

“Tammy Duckworth has failed the people of Illinois. She represents only part of the state and pushes economic and social agendas that may benefit that part of the state, but hurt the rest of the state as a result,” Arview said. “We can do better. We must do better.”

Arview and his wife, Tawnya, live in West Frankfort, a small town in Franklin County. They have six children and three grandchildren.

Tim Arview


Tim Arview is a Christian speaker and author and indie filmmaker.