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Jennifer Zordani latest candidate in 6th Congressional District race

The race for the Democratic nomination for Illinois' 6th Congressional District in the March 2018 primary election is getting crowded.

Regulatory attorney and Clarendon Hills resident Jennifer Zordani is the latest candidate to announce her candidacy to become the Democratic nominee for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District. If she wins the primary, she likely will face U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, in the November 2018 general election.

Roskam was first elected to Congress in 2006.

“We need a voice of reason in D.C.,” Zordani said in a news release announcing her candidacy. “As our congresswoman, I will bring our voice to D.C. to say we want truly fair and affordable health care, that our veterans need the medical care and benefits that they were promised, that our children are starting out their adult lives buried in college debt and we need to do better. It’s time our tax code and federal budget start prioritizing working families, protecting our seniors and Social Security, and investing in our communities. It’s time we have a representative that listens and cares about the people she represents. It’s time to replace big Washington insider politics with people-centered representation that moves the 6th Congressional District forward.”

A practicing attorney for more than 20 years, Zordani is an expert on compliance and regulations, the release stated. She is one of several candidates who have announced their intent to run for the Democratic nomination.

Becky Anderson Wilkins, co-owner of Anderson's Bookshops and a member of the Naperville City Council, also recently announced her candidacy. Other candidates include Carole Cheney, former district chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville; College of Lake County Trustee Amanda Howland, who lost to Roskam in the November 2016 general election; College of DuPage adjunct faculty member Suzyn Price; Lake Zurich resident Geoffrey Petzel; Chicago resident Austin Songer; and Barrington Hills Plan Commissioner Kelly Mazeski.

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