Here’s who’s running for Illinois’ U.S. Senate seat – NBC Chicago
For the second consecutive election cycle, one of Illinois’ seats in the United States Senate is contested, and the Democratic incumbent is seeking to stay in Washington.
Senator Tammy Duckworth is running for her second term, after defeating incumbent Mark Kirk in the 2016 election.
Duckworth currently serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, as well as the Environment and Public Works Committee. She also chairs the Senate Airland and Fish, Water and Wildlife subcommittees.
While Duckworth is running unopposed in the Democratic primary, the Republican side of the ledger is much more crowded, with seven candidates currently on the GOP ballot.
Here are the candidates running for the Senate:
Senator Tammy Duckworth
Duckworth campaign website says she will continue to focus on eliminating bureaucratic and systemic issues that impact the country’s veterans and their families. She also seeks to invest in job development programs, move forward with additional funding for Social Security and Medicare, and “advocate for environmental justice” if elected to run. a second term.
A Polish immigrant who worked for years for companies like Zenith and Northern Trust Bank, Chlebek comes on a platform to curb the government spending and reducing taxes. He also wants to encourage parents to send their children to private schools, expand job training programs, and radically overhaul US immigration laws.
Originally from Naperville, Dubiel Campaign Site says he will run on an “America First” platform that includes school choice, increased investment in law enforcement, border security and medical freedom, including campaigning against mask mandates and other health mitigations undertaken during the COVID pandemic.
A former police officer and Navy veteran, Hubbard is campaigning on a platform to shrink the size of government, emphasizing preventative health care to improve outcomes and investing in border security and the immigration reform, according to his campaign website.
A portfolio manager, Piton works on a platform which includes term limits at all levels of government, as well as calling for a “comprehensive national audit” of the 2020 presidential election. He also pledges to work to abolish the Ministry of Education and says that he would push for legislation to “strip lawmakers of their position” if they vote to enforce executive orders like mask mandates and other COVID mitigations.
Salvi, a licensed attorney for more than 30 years, says she is working on a platform to reduce energy costs and prices for ordinary Americans. She is also seeking additional funding and support for law enforcement, and she is pushing for parental control over what their children learn in school, according to his campaign website.
Jimmy Tillman II
Heritage Foundation Academy Fellow Tillman criticized the Biden administration’s border security and COVID response policies on his campaign website. He also criticized mask and vaccine mandates, and says he intends to run on an “America First” platform similar to that of former President Donald Trump.
A pastor in Chicago, Williams is a strong advocate for anti-violence initiatives, but says focusing on illegal guns won’t achieve that goal. Instead, his campaign pushes for rebuilding neighborhoods and focuses on mental health, according to an interview. he conducted with Mark Konkol of Patch.