Putting People First in Washington
by Eric Schelkopf, Northwest Herald
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, won handily Tuesday over challenger Jay Kinzler of Glen Ellyn to win the Republican nomination for the 6th Congressional District seat.
On the Democratic side, Amanda Howland of Hawthorn Woods easily beat challenger Robert Marshall of Burr Ridge to win the nomination.
The UHVA has decided to endorse Amanda Howland for US Representative of the 6th District in the March 15, 2016 primary election.
But we give the edge to Howland, whose experience as a mediation lawyer would be a plus in a divided Congress.rn
Even in Illinois, where Springfield pols have mastered the art of gerrymandering to create legislative districts that lopsidedly favor one party or the other, look for a few close contests for Congress in November — especially if quality primary candidates get the nod on March 15.
As our Member of Congress, Amanda will put our needs first.
Amanda has been working all her life to help people reach their full potential. From the beginning of her career as a teacher of behavior-disordered children, to her work as a grade school principal in Bartlett, and now as a College of Lake County trustee and practicing civil rights and employment attorney, Amanda has fought to make sure every American has access to the resources and opportunity they need to personally achieve success. As our voice in Congress, she will stand up for our communities and the hard-working middle class families Washington has ignored for far too long.
We Need a Representative Who Cares About Us
- Ensure tax and spending policies reflect the priorities and values of middle-class families
- Defend Social Security and Medicare from irresponsible politicians who forget that Americans earned those benefits
- Make College More Affordable and Reform Student Loans
- Safeguard a woman's right to her own health care decisions
- Reform the Affordable Care Act so it adapts to a changing market and provides all Americans with access to quality affordable health care