Name: Robert "Jason" Plummer, Republican nominee for the 12th Congressional District seat
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Real estate developer
Residence: Fairview Heights
Education: 2001 graduate of Edwardsville High School. Bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Hobbies: Playing and watching baseball; reading books and watching films with historical and military themes. One of his favorite movies is "Gettysburg," the 1993 film account of the three-day battle that changed the course of the Civil War.
Favorite books: The Bible; the economic-themed non-fiction works of Michael Lewis, including most recently "The Big Short" and "Boomerang;" "The Killer Angels," Michael Shaara's novel about the Battle of Gettysburg.