Amanda Howland files nominating petitions in Springfield today for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District.
Lake Zurich (November 27th, 2017) Amanda Howland, Democratic candidate for Congress in Illinois 6th District, released the following statement on filing her nominating petitions in Springfield for Representative in the United States Congress for the Illinois’ 6th Congressional District.
“This morning, I filed my nominating petitions in Springfield for Representative in the United States Congress for the Illinois’ 6th Congressional District.
When I ran against Roskam last year, I knew it would be a tough race. I also knew that we’d have to plant seeds of change so I could run twice like Durbin, Duckworth, and Krishnamoorthi. The seeds took root, and we have created a movement to take back the 6th District for the people.
We need a candidate who will lead a movement in the general election. I am NOT the favorite candidate of the established Democratic Party – maybe because I am unapologetically progressive. That’s okay, because recent polls show that I am your favorite candidate. Thanks for being a part of this movement – we couldn’t do this without you.”
Amanda Howland is a two-term elected trustee at the College of Lake County. She is an attorney, former special education teacher and administrator, a 2011 graduate of Loretta Durbin’s Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership, and cancer survivor. Amanda has lived in Lake Zurich with her husband for more than 20 years. Her law practice is devoted to mediation, civil rights, and employment law. She is a nationally ranked gymnastics judge, longtime member of the Sierra Club, and member of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce.
Blue Sun / Dan Cohen conducted a poll in Illinois 6th Congressional District on behalf of Amanda Howland. The poll targeted likely voters in the Democratic primary in Illinois’ 6th Congressional District. Although the results of the poll indicated a large undecided electorate, Amanda had a commanding lead of 46% of decided voters among the seven choices.