ENDORSEMENTS of BILL FOSTER

Elected Officials

  • Laura Ellman, State Senator (IL-21)
  • Linda Holmes, State Senator (IL-42)
  • Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, State Senator (IL-49)
  • Barbara Hernandez, State Representative (IL-83)
  • Stephanie Kifowit, State Representative (IL-84)
  • Larry Walsh Jr., State Representative (IL-86)
  • Natalie Manley, State Representative (IL-98)
  • Larry Walsh Sr., Will County Executive
  • Julia Beckman, IL 11th District Democratic State Central Committeewoman
  • Duffy Blackburn, IL 11th District Democratic State Central Committeeman
  • Denise Winfrey, Speaker of the Will County Board, District 8
  • Mark Ferry, Will County Board Majority Leader, District 13
  • Tyler Marcum, Will County Board Majority Whip, District 10
  • Laurie Summers, Will County Board District 1
  • Margaret Tyson, Will County Board District 3
  • Ken Harris, Will County Board District 4
  • Jacqueline Traynere, Will County Board District 4
  • Meta Mueller, Will County Board District 5
  • Joe Van Duyne, Will County Board District 6
  • Reverend Herb Brooks, Will County Board District 8
  • Mimi Cowan, Will County Board District 11
  • Bob Jaskiewicz, Bolingbrook Village Trustee
  • Mavis Bates, Fox Valley Park District Commissioner

Local Democratic Leaders and Organizations

  • The Democratic Women of Will County
  • Jeff Boetto, Chairman, Troy Township Democrats
  • Kevin Clancy, Chairman, Plainfield Township Democratic Organization
  • Greg Elsbree, Chairman, Aurora Township Democrats
  • Julie Gondar, Chairwoman, Kendall County 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
  • Bill Thoman, Chairman, Will County Democratic Central Committee

Nobel Prize Winners.

When Bill Foster first ran for office, his campaign was endorsed by 31 Nobel Prize winners.   It is believed that this is a record for a campaign for the U.S. House.

This number went to 32 when President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 2017, three more of Bill’s supporters (Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish) won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the observation of gravitational waves from the collision of a pair of massive black holes a billion light years from Earth.

  • Alexei Abrikosov
  • Peter Agre
  • Paul Berg
  • James W Cronin
  • Johann Deisenhofer
  • Jerome Friedman
  • Sheldon Glashow
  • Roy Glauber
  • David Gross
  • Roger Guillemin
  • John Hall
  • Herbert Hauptman
  • Alan Heeger
  • Dudley Herschbach
  • Ronald Hoffmann
  • Wolfgang Ketterle
  • Walter Kohn
  • Herbert Kroemer
  • Harold Kroto
  • Leon Lederman
  • T.D. Lee
  • Anthony Leggett
  • John Mather
  • President Barack Obama
  • Douglas Osheroff
  • Martin Perl
  • David Politzer
  • Norman F. Ramsey
  • Sherwood Rowland
  • George Smoot
  • Joseph Taylor
  • Frank Wilczek

Endorsements from Previous Elections.

Newspapers

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Daily Herald
  • Kane County Chronicle

Elected Officials

  • Tim Baldermann, Mayor, New Lenox
  • Dale Berman, President, North Aurora Village
  • Matt Brolley, President, Montgomery Village
  • Tom Giarrante, Former Mayor, Joliet
  • Marilyn Michelini, Former President, Montgomery Village

Organizations

  • Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Illinois International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Planned Parenthood of Illinois Action
  • National Education Association
  • Illinois Federation of Teachers
  • Sierra Club
  • Council for a Livable World
  • Alliance for Retired Americans