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Gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss to speak at Democratic Women of Kendall County event

Illinois state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss will speak during a meet-and-greet event sponsored by the Democratic Women of Kendall County Illinois from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the United Auto Workers Hall, 1700 Oakton Road, Montgomery.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but people who would like to attend are asked to make a reservation at bit.ly/dwkc_biss. Anyone wishing to suggest a question should send it before the event to jgondar@dwkcil.org.

A former mathematics professor at the University of Chicago, Sen. Biss served as a state representative from the 17th District in the Illinois House of Representatives before his election to the Illinois Senate’s 9th District seat in 2012. He grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. After completing a bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and his Ph.D. in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he moved to Chicago. He and his wife, Karin, live in Evanston with their two children.

On his campaign website at danielbiss.com, Sen. Biss says he isn’t a millionaire or part of any political machine; he is running to build a movement to help the people take their state back. He wants Illinois to have a better budget, a fair tax structure, and funding for education, health care for all, clean energy and environmental protection, and protection against crime and violence.

Biss has picked State Rep. Litesa Wallace, a Democrat who lives in Rockford and represents the 67th District, to be his running mate. She has a master’s degree in applied family and child studies and completed her doctoral studies in educational psychology. She has taught college and graduate-level psychology courses at Northern Illinois University and worked for more than a decade counseling children and adults needing mental health services before running for office.

The Democratic Women of Kendall County Illinois meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Panera Bread, 1206 N. Bridge St., Yorkville. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Julie Gondar at jgondar@dwkcil.org.  

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