BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Lisa Dugan, candidate for state representative, kicked off her campaign and opened her campaign headquarters on Tuesday August 14, 2018 with the help of her family and a very large group that included a diverse crowd of residents from throughout the district including Grundy, Kankakee and Will counties.
Over 175 attended the opening consisting of senior citizens, millennial, youth, local business owners, elected officials, education and labor leaders, healthcare professionals, public safety personnel, construction workers, farmers and more.
“Some politicians want to divide our communities for their own political gain, but I’ve spent my entire career working to bring people together and do what’s right for the middle class. There’s no better way to kick off this campaign to take back our seat in the State House than by bringing people together for a conversation about the work that lays ahead,” Dugan said. “I had been approached by many local residents over the last year, from both sides of the aisle, asking me to consider running for the State Representative seat so they would have someone in Springfield fighting for this district.” stated Dugan.
“I could no longer sit back as I was approached by the elderly, veterans, students, crime victims, businesses, municipal leaders, economic opportunity leaders, elementary and secondary education personnel, healthcare professionals, public safety leaders and non-profit service providers who were scared by what was happening in Springfield. The long 2 yr budget impasse had a devastating effect on people’s lives and the livelihood of our communities in the 79th district and none of that seemed to matter. A NO vote was cast not only once against a budget that would help to start the rebuilding process, another NO vote was cast again this year making a very clear statement that some feel it is OK to wreak havoc and despair on people in this district and I am here today to say it is not OK, it is not acceptable and if I am fortunate enough to be elected Springfield will know that the people of the 79th district have a voice and I can assure you they will hear it loud and clear”, Dugan said.
Residents are invited to join Dugan’s effort to stand up to the Springfield status quo by visiting her office at 573 William Latham Drive in Bourbonnais or by calling 815 -348-7469.