The New IL-11th District
The Illinois’ 11th District that I have proudly represented for the last ten years will undergo major changes, following the 2020 Census and redistricting.
- The current IL-11 District, which contains Aurora, Naperville, Lisle, Bolingbrook, and Joliet, will lose 55% of its population.
- Only 45% of the current population will remain in the new IL-11, including parts of Aurora, Naperville, Lisle, and Bolingbrook.
- The New IL-11 District contains far more rural areas extending up into McHenry, Boone, Lake, DeKalb, and western Kane County. But much of this area is familiar to me, since the Fox Valley is where I lived, worked, and raised my family for over 20 years. I previously represented much of this new area in Kane and DeKalb Counties, as part of Dennis Hastert’s old 14th District, which I captured and held for the Democrats from 2008-2011.
No matter what part of the District they call home, the people who live and work in the new 11th District share many of the same desires for their communities: vibrant small businesses, good-paying jobs, safe schools, affordable health care, reliable transportation infrastructure, and clean air and water.
As the campaign unfolds, I can’t wait to travel throughout the new parts of the District, meet new faces, and listen to people share their concerns and hopes for the future.
I look forward to telling voters all about my story as a scientist and businessman, and about how the policies of our Democratic Congress have decreased unemployment at record rates, lowered healthcare costs, created record numbers of new small businesses, protected working families from the worst effects of the global surge in inflation, and finally started to rebuild our infrastructure in Illinois and throughout our country.