Endorsement: Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress, 8th District
In his first term as congressman from Illinois’ 8th District, Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi has performed even above the high expectations we had when, in 2016, we encouraged him to be “someone who will listen and work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle.” Bipartisanship is a persistent theme when Krishnamoorthi reflects on his freshman experience in Washington, and it was affirmed with the president’s signature last summer on a major rewrite of the nation’s technical and career education laws that Krishnamoorthi led in conjunction with Pennsylvania Republican Glenn Thompson.
With the background of a successful businessman, Krishnamoorthi, of Schaumburg, speaks with authority and insight on issues related to taxation and the economy. He is an ardent proponent of the Mueller investigation and demonstrates the temperament and strength of character to react thoughtfully and constructively to whatever it may find.
Back home in the 8th District, he was active and influential along with other local leaders in helping to break a logjam between the Central Pacific Railway and the Illinois Tollway that has held up the completion of the Elgin-O’Hare Western Access Project. He is attentive to local concerns and highly accessible.
His opponent, Republican Jitendra Diganvker, of Schaumburg, is a newcomer to competitive politics, and while he demonstrates a fair grasp of issues facing the nation and the district, his positions can seem unclear and at times even contradictory. Krishnamoorthi is a hardworking and sincere first-term congressman, who holds great promise for continuing to serve the 8th District well. He gets our strong endorsement.
The Daily Herald Editorial Board