LOCAL LEADERS REACH ACROSS AISLE TO ENDORSE RAJA FOR CONGRESS
Independent Mayor David Kaptain of Elgin, Longtime GOP Leader Rita Mullins of Palatine Back Krishnamoorthi
SCHAUMBURG, IL. (June 14, 2016) — Two local political leaders in the Chicago suburbs are endorsing Raja Krishnamoorthi in this year’s open-seat race in the 8th Congressional District of Illinois that includes west and northwest Chicago suburbs.
Independent Mayor David Kaptain of Elgin and Republican Rita Mullins, former Mayor of Palatine, add to the momentum building for Krishnamoorthi’s campaign to succeed Tammy Duckworth in Congress.
“I am supporting Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress because he knows we must create sustainable, inclusive communities for our children and future generations,” Elgin Mayor David Kaptain said. “Raja is a candidate that reflects our values as a nation, and I look forward to working with him to ensure our municipalities have the resources they need to ensure the American Dream is attainable for all our citizens.”
Kaptain was elected Mayor of Elgin in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. Mullins served as Mayor of Palatine for 20 years until 2009.
“David Kaptain and Rita Mullins show that leaders must rise above party labels to focus on what hardworking Americans need to get ahead and grow the middle class,” Raja said. “I am fortunate to have their support, and I look forward to working in Washington on behalf of all the constituents of the 8th District.”
The son of immigrants, Raja grew up in Illinois. After college and law school, he became issues director for Barack Obama’s successful U.S. Senate campaign. He also served as a founding prosecutor in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s anti-corruption unit.
A lifelong progressive, Raja is running for Congress to stand up for middle class families and fight against attempts by House Republicans to cut Social Security and Medicare that are benefits his parents and millions of other Americans rely on.