Springfield, IL – Today, the Sangamon County Democratic Party voted unanimously to endorse Nikki Budzinski in her campaign for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. The Sangamon County Democratic Party works to elect Democratic candidates to public office at the Federal, State and Local in Sangamon County and supports job opportunities, fair wages, workers’ right to organize, affordable access to healthcare, a clean environment, safe neighborhoods, equal rights and high-quality public schools.
The Sangamon County Democratic Party’s endorsement is the latest in a broad coalition of support that Budzinski is building, including U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois AFL-CIO, EMILY’s List, State Treasurer Mike Frerichs, Rep. “Chuy” García, Rep. Sean Casten, Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Mike Quigley, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Rep. Bill Foster, Madison County Democrats, St. Clair County Democrats, State Senator Christopher Belt, Assistant Majority Leader Jay Hoffman, House Democratic Caucus Chair LaToya Greenwood, State Representative Katie Stuart, UFCW Local 881, Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC), SEIU State Council, United Steelworkers (USW), IBEW Locals 51, 146, 193, 309, 601 and 649, Communications Workers of America (CWA), Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers’ Union, Heat and Frost Insulators, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI), Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Local 8, Leage of Conservation Voters, J Street, Elect Democratic Women, Pastor T. Ray McJunkins, County Chairs Bill Houlihan (Sangamon), and Pam Monetti (Macoupin).
“I am grateful for the support of the Sangamon County Democratic Party,” said Nikki Budzinski. “They do important work to recruit and train candidates and win elections at every level of government in Sangamon County. I look forward to working with them to make sure Democrats win up and down the ballot in Sangamon County this November.”
Bill Houlihan, Chairman of the Sangamon County Democratic Party, made the following statement: “Nikki’s commitment to our community is unparalleled. After the Illinois 13th Congressional District has been underrepresented for so long, it is refreshing to have a candidate who is willing to fight for the values of our community. Whether it has been her work in state government or her work with the Sangamon County Democrats, Nikki has been a strong voice for our community. We need Nikki Budzinski in Congress and we look forward to working to get her elected in November.”