Hassebrook, who is from Lyons, says he will be talking with several people about a possible run for the office.
“At this point, my family is on board. I’m going to be touching base with people to see if they will be there for me; if I have the backing, the support I need, to pull this off,” Hassebrook says.
Hassebrook says the country needs a federal government that functions and helps build the Middle Class.
“Maybe that’s what concerns me the most today,” Hassebrook says. “For many Americans, opportunity has been shrinking. We need a government that invests in creating a future for the Middle Class.”
To back his point, Hassebrook points to studies which indicate that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the bottom 60% of the country.
Federal spending needs to be brought under control, according to Hassebrook, but he says the country needs to invest in its future, but funding Social Security, Medicare and Pell Grants.
“Those are all critical issues and we won’t have the debate about those issues that we have to have if we don’t have a strong Democratic candidate in this race,” according to Hassebrook.
AUDIO: UN Regent Chuck Hassebrook discusses possible run for U.S. Senate [1:40]