About the Candidate
I am State Senator Sue Rezin.
My reason for stepping up to run for Congress can be summed up in: Results. Not Resistance.
During my 9 years in the State Senate I’ve gotten results for the people I serve.
If I am elected to Congress, I can do so much more on the issues I’ve been working on—
- Veterans issues
- Human Trafficking and
- Elder Abuse
Last year in the State Senate I sponsored a bill to protect people with PREEXISTING CONDITIONS from being denied coverage and succeeded in getting it passed the Senate UNANIMOUSLY.
What really sets me apart from my Republican primary opponents is that I CAN WIN THIS SEAT.
My leading primary opponent has run for Congress, US Senate and Governor 6 times and lost 6 times.
Another one has lost all 4 of his election attempts. All the other candidates have never been tested in an election.
That’s a big difference between me and my opponents in this primary.
I have won all 5 of my elections…and 3 of them were TIER ONE state legislative races—the most competitive in the state. Speaker Madigan and Senate President Cullerton’s political operations waged a hurricane of negative events against me, but I stayed focused and I won each time.
Winning back this traditionally Republican seat in Congress is vital to earn back the majority.
If we earn back the majority, we can once again pass bills like President Trump’s Jobs and Tax Cuts bill that has brought down unemployment to record lows.
If Republicans fail to earn the majority in Congress we face yet another avalanche of subpoenas and endless investigations to be followed by more impeachment attempts.
I’m Sue Rezin and I need your vote to win back this seat in Congress.
Why are you running?
I can make a larger difference for people in Congress on all the issues I have focused on as a State Senator such as healthcare, education, veterans, energy, human trafficking, elder abuse and flood prevention and mitigation.
What is your vision for this office?
To restore mainstream representation to the people of this district. To accurately represent their values on issues. To be a strong advocate for their economic interests. And to provide outstanding constituent service to those in need.
What do you think is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?
Healthcare. First, we have to do as I did in the State Senate last year when I sponsored a bill to ensure people with preexisting health conditions are never again discriminated against from having health coverage. Then we need to work to bring the high cost of prescription drugs, premiums, co-pays, and stop surprise billing with far more cost transparency to patients before treatment.