About the Candidate
Name: Jerry Evans
DOB: Dec. 20, 1983
Occupation: Music School Owner and Teacher
Political Experience: Precinct Committeemen
Twitter: @JerryEvans 2020
My name is Jerry Evans. I am a Small Business Owner, Teacher, and a Christian. I founded and own a music school of almost 300 students. I have a beautiful wife Lisa and two amazing sons Michael and Levi. I am blessed to do what I love every day, but after radical progressivist politicians in Washington continue to attack the freedoms and rights of Americans, I have decided to run for Congress to bring servant leadership back to Washington and the 11th Congressional District.
To start, even with our children back in school, instead of teaching valuable knowledge and skills such as math, reading, or art, our children are being subjected to liberal indoctrination. From being taught outright propaganda, such as Critical Race Theory, to being forced to read through pornographic materials at a young age, our education system is failing our children. I am running to put a stop to it. Unfortunately, American education has been falling behind other countries’ for years. That’s why I strongly support giving parents greater control over their children’s education by providing them additional options through school choice, as well as reforming our education system. I believe children should be taught “how” to think, not “what” to think.
Next, I know Americans deserve better. I understand that the best way to create economic growth is to promote free-market policies. To that end, I support cutting burdensome red tape, curbing inflation, making strategic cuts to wasteful federal spending in order to balance the budget, and I also support a balanced budget Constitutional Amendment. By embracing pro-growth policies rooted in sound economic principles, our economy will not just return but reach new, even greater heights. And through these policies, we can rescue the American Dream from being crushed beneath a mountain of reckless federal spending.
I am here to ask for your vote in the Primary on June 28th, so I can fight for the people of the 11th Congressional District. It’s time to take back the American Dream. If you would like to learn more about me, please visit me at www.jerryforcongress.com.
Thank you so much.
Why are you running?
I believe that leadership starts with service, honesty, integrity, and is fueled by compassion. I want to bring servant leadership to Washington.
As a small business owner during the pandemic, I saw just how badly the policies promoted by Bill Foster were hurting families across the nation. My small business, a private music school, managed not to lose any jobs during the pandemic, providing for my employee's 15 families. But even after the pandemic, our economy is still in trouble. The massive spending packages Bill Foster helped pass sent inflation skyrocketing, further hurting everyday Americans.
It's not just the economy either. The education system is failing our students. Instead of promoting innovation and learning, we are teaching our children to conform and lose sight of what makes them special as an individual. And here, in the Chicagoland area, we see how Democrat calls to defund the police have emboldened violent criminals.
I am running to fix all these things and more. As a small business owner, teacher, and suburban father, I know these problems firsthand. Those I hope to represent can trust me to fight for them.
What does this office do well, and what needs fixing?
Bill Foster's office does a good job of keeping Nancy Pelosi happy, but that is about it. Unfortunately Bill Foster is too radical for the district. He is not in touch with his district. He does not vote in our interests. He is working to pass Joe Biden's agenda rather than solutions to the problems he helped create.
What is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?
There are many issues, but the most pressing has to be inflation. Rapidly rising costs are straining Illinois families just trying to get by. To address it, we must absolutely stop allowing Bill Foster and his allies from spending trillions of dollars in political pork packages.
What specific steps would you take to ensure your office is accessible and responsive to your constituents?
When it comes to being accessible and transparent, there are two things an office must do well. First, my office will respond to every constituent who emails or calls our office. Hearing feedback from the district is an incredibly important part of this process. Those who take the time to provide that feedback deserve a response. The second way is casework. Congressional Offices can and should help their constituents with federal agencies. I want everyone to know that when the cogs of the federal bureaucracy get stuck, my office will be there to get them working again.