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Oberweis says 14th District voters 'know me and know my record'


By Glenn Minnis | Mar 17, 2020

Illinois State Sen. James D. "Jim" Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) |

State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) feels his record speaks for itself for voters set to cast ballots today in his run in the 14th Congressional District. 

“While many of my opponents have used shameful smear tactics to distort my record, I have run a positive campaign focused on important issues such as border security, health care and taxes,” Oberweis told the Lake County Gazette. “These are the issues I’ve heard about as I’ve campaigned and connected with voters throughout the district.”

Heading into his Republican primary showdown against the likes of state Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Elmhurst) and former Kendall County Chairman James Marter, Oberweis is confident his platform as a conservative-minded, fiscally responsible candidate has resonated with voters and should earn him the right to face off against incumbent state Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) in November.

The Lake County Republican Federation committee recently endorsed him as “the most-qualified person to represent the district.”

Come Nov. 3, Oberweis is hoping it all translates to votes.

“The voters in the 14th District know me and they know my record,” he said. “I am the only elected official who actually lives in the 14th District and I am confident voters will entrust me with the task of defeating Lauren Underwood and her political mentor (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi in the general election.”

Finally, Lake County Republican Federation member Keith Gray sees Oberweis as the right candidate at the right time to help uplift the 14th District.

“Jim has been watching Illinois politics for a long time and is very familiar with all the dysfunction here,” he previously told Lake County Gazette. “That particular district is heavily into agriculture and farmers have had a really hard time. The more important thing is that Congress becomes more Republican so we can get more sensible legislation passed there.”

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