RACE: U.S. House - District 6

About the Candidate

Name: Scott R. Kaspar
DOB: Oct. 9, 1975
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Experience: None
Website: https://kasparforcongress.com
Twitter: @kaspar4congress
Facebook: @kasparforcongress
Instagram: @kasparforcongress

Candidate Statement

I’m Scott Kaspar. I’m not a politician. I’m an engineer, lawyer, father and husband.  And I’m running for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District.

My mother’s family has lived in this district for the past four generations. My father escaped Communism and fled the Soviet Union to come to this district to raise my family.

But the America my father came to – a great nation inspired by dreams of a better life for all – is fading away.

Crime is skyrocketing. Gas prices are soaring. Groceries have never been so expensive.  Economic opportunities are farther and fewer. And tension in the world has never been greater.

I’m running for Congress so that my children and your children and the next generation will be able to realize the wonderful opportunities that I had and our district will be a safe place to live, to work, and to raise a family.

Safe means greater Security in our communities. I formed a Public Safety Task Force, chaired by former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, to better support local law enforcement and to find real solutions to rising crime in our area.

Safe means greater Affordability in our daily lives, to bring down the cost of gas and groceries and to counteract the devastating impact inflation has had on families.

Safe means stronger Foreign Policy, to protect our borders and to curb aggression by Russia and China.

And safe means better Education and educational choices for parents and for  children. We need to prioritize STEM, or science and math disciplines, and provide more opportunities for non-college-track students.

I’m Scott Kaspar, and if you share in my vision for a safe, prosperous 6th District, where we can believe in the American Dream again, join my campaign and vote for me on June 28th. To learn more about my campaign, please visit my website. 

Thank you.

Candidate Q&A

Why are you running?

My name is Scott Kaspar, and I am running as a Republican for Illinois' 6th Congressional District. My mother's family has lived in the district for the past four generations. My father fled a communist country to come to this district to raise my family.

But the America my father – a great nation inspired by dreams of a better life – no longer exists. People’s aspirations for economic betterment and liberty wane as the politically powerful and well-connected interests promote politicians who care more about their personal success and celebrity than the success of our country. Indeed, the elected officials of our district do not share the priorities of the families and hard-working men and women they took an oath to represent.

I believe what makes America great is not what we have, but what we do. This is why I am running for Congress – I want to go to work for you to make certain future generations are able to live exceptional lives. And I will do that by fighting to make this district safe, bringing more meaningful job opportunities to our district, investing in our children's education and giving parents more educational choices, and providing more healthcare choices for all including our seniors and our veterans, so that everyone in the 6th District can succeed.

What does this office do well, and what needs fixing?

The 6th District is a new congressional district. We need to better communicate with our voters, so that we can hear their concerns and fight for their needs in Congress. We need a district that is safe, where voters can feel safe living, working, and raising their families. We need to provide parents with more input and choice in their children's education, and to close the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) gap by prioritizing the teaching of fundamentals and providing more opportunities for non-college-track students. We need to champion small business owners and those who work in the trades by cutting regulations and getting government out of the way. And we need to have strong national security policies to protect our borders and protect our American workers. 

What is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?

When I speak with people in my community, I am hearing that crime is the number one issue. The crime is spilling from the City to north side, to the west side, and out to the western suburbs, including places 40 minutes from the city, such as where I live in Orland Park.

And it’s by design. George Soros has funded prosecutors like Kim Foxx and Eric Rinehart to sow chaos throughout out country. Some have called on Kim Foxx to resign, but that misses the point: Kim Foxx is not incompetent, she is doing exactly what her supporters funded her to do.

That’s why I started a Public Safety Task Force, chaired by Bernard Kerik, former NYC Police Commissioner who is helping me to develop the plan I will take on Day 1 in Congress to restore law and order to our communities.

I want a team that has a proven track record for driving down crime, and no one has demonstrated this better than Kerik. Think about it: over 2200 shootings in NYC that was driven down to less than 700. In the Black Community, violent crimes were brought down by 85%.

We are exploring ways of using the power of the purse to bring Blue State governors like JB Pritzker to the table and tell them: You want funding, then get control of crime. Make Soros-funded prosecutors like Kim Foxx do their jobs, or fire and replace them with those who will.

What specific steps would you take to ensure your office is accessible and responsive to your constituents?

I look forward to having an office that is accessible to all constituents with staffing sufficient to provide regular and consistent office hours, helpful online and virtual support, and resources for seniors and veterans.