About the Candidate
Name: Jesse Reising
DOB: Aug. 30, 1989
Occupation: Former Federal Prosecutor
I’m Jesse Reising, candidate for Illinois’ 13th district. I’m running for Congress because the political insiders in Illinois and Washington are failing us, and we need new leadership. I’m a sixth-generation son of Decatur, and when I saw how the Pritzker-Madigan machine had gerrymandered our district, I knew that we had to fight back to protect our shared values.
If we don’t immediately change the course our country is on, then we won’t recognize it in just a few years.
Our economy is on the brink of disaster, with soaring energy costs and record inflation.
We’re facing skyrocketing crime rates amid disastrous defund the police efforts.
Our schools are failing our children.
And our adversaries abroad are exploiting our current administration’s weakness to gain economic and military advantage over us.
So when I’m elected, I will work to strengthen our economy by bringing good-paying jobs back to Central and Southern Illinois, reining in reckless Federal spending, and restore American energy independence.
As a former federal criminal prosecutor, I’ll stand by our law enforcement professionals in our own backyard and at our southern border.
I’ll fight to ensure that our education system empowers rather than
indoctrinates the next generation of Americans.
And as someone who spent time as a civilian in Afghanistan, I’ll work to improve America’s standing on the international stage by advocating for peace through strength.
I’m running to put the values of Central and Southern Illinois before the values of the woke Washington insiders. We need a government that trusts us to live our lives. That starts with restoring the principles of limited government, free enterprise, personal responsibility, and opportunity for all.
I’m Jesse Reising and I’m here to fight for you.
Why are you running?
I am running for Congress because the political insiders in Illinois and Washington are failing us, and we need new leadership. I am a sixth-generation son of Decatur, and when I saw how the Pritzker-Madigan machine gerrymandered our district, I knew that we had to fight back to protect our shared values.
I have a track record of getting things done, and I plan to bring back results for the people of Southern and Central Illinois.
What does this office do well, and what needs fixing?
The office has the ability to be the loudest voice and champion of what the people of the thirteenth district value. Too often this hasn’t been the case by those in Congress. I plan to restore to this office the first principles of limited government, free enterprise, personal responsibility, and opportunity for all. With that comes the return of power to local citizens at the highest levels of our country’s Democracy.
As a former federal prosecutor, I took the oath of office to support and defend the Constitution and I plan to do the same in Congress to uplift the voices of Southern and Central Illinois.
What is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?
There are many pressing issues facing the people of my district whether it be our students' setbacks in the classroom, the rise in violent crime, or the exploitation of our jobs by foriegn adversaries. But one issue that has been felt by all is the rising inflation and increased cost of living. This district has been affected for years by the failed policies of establishment politicians. These policies have contributed to the loss of good-paying jobs and chronically high unemployment.
We continue to see economic failures for our area under Joe Biden and Washington insiders, overspending our hard earned money and driving record high inflation and energy costs. I plan to strengthen our economy by reining in reckless federal spending and lessening our dependence on foreign energy.
What specific steps would you take to ensure your office is accessible and responsive to your constituents?
A fundamental role of a member of Congress is to represent the interests of their constituents. Too many members of Congress these days are more focused on soundbites and messaging than policy and constituent services. I plan to make constituent correspondence and constituent services a cornerstone of my service in Washington. That means have an active and engaged presence in the district throughout the year, responding to all constituent outreach to myself or my office, and providing services to help constituents navigating the complexities of government bueartuc, whether it be with accessing benefits with the Veterans Administration or sorting out an issue with someone's social security payments.