I am honored to be running for Congress in Illinois’s Tenth Congressional District, where I have lived for more than two decades.
Illinois’ new Tenth Congressional District is located in the northern suburbs of Chicago in Cook and Lake Counties, spanning from Glenview to the Wisconsin border, and from Lake Michigan west to the Fox Lake area. The district contains significant economic, religious, and racial diversity, and encompasses residential communities, vibrant commercial areas, newer suburbs, and some agricultural and outlying areas.
The Tenth District is unique because of this diversity, and also because of its cultural attractions, tight-knit communities, and some of the greatest beaches, parks, museums, and attractions that Northeast Illinois has to offer.
IL-10 is one of the most economically diverse districts in the nation. Small businesses are the engine of IL-10’s economy. Many residents commute to jobs in Chicago, Milwaukee, and locations throughout Chicagoland. 30,000 men and women in uniform are stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago. Additionally, a number of Fortune 500 companies, including CDW, Walgreens, Underwriters Laboratories, Baxter International, Abbott Laboratories, HSBC Finance, and Allstate, have their headquarters in IL-10.
The Tenth District contains significant diversity. Our 712,813 residents are 18% Hispanic, 10% Asian, and 6% African American. The district also has a well-established and vibrant Jewish community, in addition to churches, mosques, and synagogues of all denominations. The area has voted for Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry. In 2008, 63% of Tenth District voters chose President Obama, and Governor Quinn defeated State Senator Bill Brady here 47-46%.