About the Candidate
Name: Anthony Catella
DOB: March 8, 1970
Occupation: Store Clerk @ Trader John's Outpost, South Elgin, IL
Political Experience: Election Judge and then Precinct Committeeman for my St Charles 18th Precinct
My fellow citizens, my name is Anthony Catella and I am running for Congress, to represent and serve the vital interests of you, the people of the 14th US congressional district of Illinois.
I stand for the jobs, interests and industries of the 14th district.
I believe that honesty, transparency and solid judgment are essential qualities to lead with integrity.
I am an Army veteran and currently hold a commission in the Indiana Guard Reserve. I am a citizen-soldier statesman and a man of faith dedicated to the American way of truth and justice.
I believe that jobs and lower taxes bring us fiscal stability and these are the essential issues that affect us in this district, the state of Illinois and the country.
Finally I believe in the Ideals of faith and freedom.
These ideals have made us the greatest nation in history.
Faith means we believe in divine providence and freedom means that this selfsame divinity has endowed us with the inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Providence has blessed us with the abilities of intellect and will to govern ourselves with reason and justice.
The ideals of faith and freedom are the rock solid foundation on which our nation stands. They have made the United States of America one nation under God.
As long as we remain true to our sacred heritage of faith and freedom we shall as a nation long endure and with God's blessings we shall fulfill the Gettysburg resolve of Abraham Lincoln that “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
My citizens, I thank you.
Why are you running?
I am running for Congress because I have a deep sense of civic obligation and service. This sense of service motivated me to enlist in the Army, to become a Priest and serve in the Priesthood, I have felt God calling me into each endeavor. Since 2016 I have felt God's call to enter public service to continue as a servant-leader for my fellow citizens.
What is your vision for this office?
I envision my Congressional calling as an extension of my military and priestly service. In Congress I will lead with the soldierly and priestly qualities of humble service to my people. I can be as a good pastor to my district as I was a good pastor to my parish.
What do you think is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?
The most pressing issue facing my constituents is high taxes. I plan on addressing this issue by proposing three points. First, I am for a balanced budget amendment. Second, I am for the line-item veto for the President and third, I am for limiting the influence of the special interest lobbies. Until we enact these three points, the nation will continue to suffer from debt and unbalanced budgets which perpetuate debt. The most irresponsible thing is to leave debt to our future.