RELEASE: Over Two Dozen Democratic Leaders Endorse Bill Foster for Congress

NAPERVILLE, IL –Today, Foster for Congress announced the endorsement of numerous local Democratic Party officials in the 11th Congressional District. Foster, a scientist and businessman who was first elected to Congress in the district once held by disgraced Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, has represented the 11th district since 2013.

“I’m honored to receive the support of so many great Democratic leaders for my bid to continue to serve the 11th district. Now, more than ever with President Trump in the White House, we need facts, reason, and the truth to get our country back on track,” said Foster.

Will County Board Members Speaker Denise Winfrey (District 8), Majority Leader Mark Ferry (District 13), Majority Whip Tyler Marcum (District 10), Reverend Herb Brooks (District 8), Mimi Cowan (District 11), Jacqueline Traynere (District 4), Margaret Tyson (District 3), and Joe Van Duyne (District 6), all endorsed Foster’s campaign.

Local elected leaders are also standing will Bill Foster, including State Senator Laura Ellman (IL-21), State Senator Linda Holmes (IL-42), State Representative Barbara Hernandez (IL-83), State Representative Natalie Manley (IL-98), State Representative Larry Walsh Jr. (IL-86), Illinois 11th Congressional District Democratic State Central Committeewoman Julia Beckman, Illinois 11th Congressional District Democratic State Central Committeeman Duffy Blackburn, Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr., Bolingbrook Village Trustee Bob Jaskiewicz, and Fox Valley Park District Commissioner Mavis Bates.

Democrats heaped praise on Foster for his ability to bring a scientist and business approach to solving problems.

I am very proud of Congressman Foster for his leadership he has shown in Washington on the minimum wage, condemning recent remarks from the White House, and his continued efforts for health care,” said Reverend and Will County Board Member Herb Brooks. “I encourage others to join me in endorsing Congressman Bill Foster to represent us in the 11th Congressional District Of Illinois and continue the fight for justice for all.”

“Bill Foster has a proven record battling for education and research of science and technology,” emphasized Democratic State Central Committeeman Duffy Blackburn. “Here in Will County and across America, we need forward thinking representatives like Bill Foster who are committed to solving the great challenges ahead.”

Finally, local Democratic Party leaders are also standing with Foster. Jeff Boetto (Chairman, Troy Township Democrats), Kevin Clancy (Chairman, Plainfield Township Democratic Organization), Greg Elsbree (Chairman, Aurora Township Democrats), Ken Griffin (Chairman, Lockport Township Democrats), Nora Gruenberg (Chairwoman, New Lenox Township Democrats), Nick Palmer (Chairman, Wheatland Township Democrats), Kim Savage (Chairwoman, Downers Grove Township Democrats), and Bill Thoman (Chairman, Will County Democratic Central Committee), all announced their endorsement.

“I gladly endorse Congressman Bill Foster for the 11th U.S. Congressional District,” said Plainfield Township Democratic Organization Chairman Kevin Clancy. “Bill has always been accessible as my representative and he has been extremely supportive of both the Will County Democratic Party and the Plainfield Township Democratic Organization.”

Foster’s wide swath of support throughout the 11th district make him a formidable candidate to win the nomination of 11th District Democrats.

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