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Letter: Why 59% voted Democrat in last week's Kendall County election

To the Editor:

Thank you to all of the citizens who worked as election judges in the primary election. Your service is needed and appreciated.

Thank you also to the 14,152 Kendall County voters who cast a Democrat ballot in the Primary Election. Almost 59% of all ballots cast in Kendall County in this election were cast for the Democrat Party. I can understand why: we have amazing Democratic candidates running for office at all levels.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to support the re-election of Lauren Underwood for Congress in IL Congressional District 14. Underwood continues to focus on lowering healthcare costs, protecting people with pre-existing conditions, making our communities safer from gun violence by advocating for common sense gun legislation, and supporting legislation that will protect our environment. Having a nurse in Congress who has specific training and experience in community and public health policy is more relevant than ever in this time.  

I’m also excited to support Karina Villa for State Senate District 25. Villa’s background as a school social worker and school board member provide a perspective that we need in our state senate. Villa will be a champion for students and teachers, as well as advocate for our environment, immigrants and healthcare. You can read more about her at karinavilla.com.

Here in Kendall County, we are fortunate to have Ryan Kauffman running for Circuit Clerk. His expertise and background in finance, business, and technology are needed to modernize and streamline our county’s Circuit Clerk Office. I encourage everyone in our county to check out his website kauffmanforcircuitclerk.com to read about his impressive plans for his role as our Circuit Clerk.

For Kendall County Board, we have a record five Democrats on the ballot: Anthony Magliari and Audra Hendrix in District 1, and Mary Murray, Karen Novy and Elizabeth Flowers in District 2. It is an exciting time to be a Democrat in Kendall County, and we look forward to even more joining us this year.

Rachel Engelhardt

Yorkville

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