Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Peter Roskam wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) won re-election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District Tuesday over Leslie Coolidge after getting 30,864 more votes than the his challenger, with all precincts reporting. Roskam said he plans to be a part of turning the economy around, and his work on the House Ways and Means Committee will be a platform to do so. "Our tax code is a disaster, and most Americans recognize that it’s a disaster," he said Tuesday at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. "And most Americans are very open to trying to reform the code." He said the House will begin to put together a "very substantive" tax reform effort focused on making the U.S. tax code the most competitive in the world. "If we do that we’ll be in a much better footing …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Rep. Peter Roskam is unable to attend Patch, League of Women Voters candidate forum due to a prior commitment.
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) on Friday notified the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Palatine Area he will not be able to attend an Oct. 11 candidate forum in Palatine because of a previous commitment. Last month, Patch partnered with the LWV to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall. The invitation was the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Roskam was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 invitations. Patch covers more than a dozen towns in the 6th District, including Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Crystal Lake-Cary, Darien…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Patch has partnered with the Palatine-area League of Women Voters to host a candidate forum for the 6th Congressional District race on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Palatine.
Patch has partnered with the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall. The invitation is the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 invitation and has accepted the Oct. 11 invitation. The Roskam for Congress campaign staff indicated the original date was during the time the House Majority Leader asked representatives to serve in Washington DC. Campaign staff said Roskam could not commit to events in his district that week unless the House …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Glen Ellyn Patch welcomes letters to the editor. Letters may be submitted to Local editor Mary Ann Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Roskam for the 6th District I am eager to elect men and women to Congress that truly want to represent their constituents. Congressman Peter Roskam has been doing just that, fighting to create jobs and put a stop to excessive regulations that are hurting small businesses right here in Illinois. He supports the Red Tape Reduction Act, which would bring relief to businesses here in Illinois that are swamped with burdensome and sometimes unnecessary regulations. As a lifelong Illinoisan, Peter has been working hard for the residents of the 6th district in the fight for commonsense economic policies here and across the country. Peter Roskam’s deep Illinois roots have prepared him to fight for your values this upcoming term. I encourage…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Coolidge wins with 55 percent of the vote, beating out Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates.
Barrington Hills resident Leslie Coolidge has won the Democratic nomination to compete against Republican incumbent Peter Roskam for the 6th Congressional district seat. Beating out her two opponents, Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates, Coolidge thanked her volunteers and supporters Tuesday around 9:15 p.m. at Cooper's Hawk in South Barrington. “We’re here because of the work of everyone in the room,” Coolidge said. Coolidge, who is a retired CPA, talked about taking her fundraising and grassroots campaigning to the next level when she faces Roskam in the November election. Roskam has held the 6th U.S. Congressional District seat since 2007 and has raised $1.8 million so far. “We’re going to go at it from a grassroots perspective and the …
Leslie Coolidge wins 6th Congressional District, Jeanne Ives wins 42nd State Representative District and Kirk Dillard wins State Senate, 24th District.
The votes have been counted, and in the primary for the 6th Congressional District in Illinois, Democrat Leslie Coolidge defeated her opponents Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates, with 53 percent of the total votes. In the primary for the 42nd State Representative District, Republican and Wheaton City Councilwoman Jeanne Ives defeated opponents Chris Hage, Dave Carlin and Laura Pollastrini, with 35.74 percent of the total votes. Kirk Dillard defeated his opponent, Chris Nybo, in the primary for the 24th Senate District, with 61.15 percent of the total votes. 6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 5,997 42ND STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 2,984 48TH STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT Sandra Pihos is running uncontested for this seat. SENATE DISTRICT 21 …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Press release: Application uses a Google map to pinpoint the voter’s address on a map of the 6th Congressional District.
Monday, March 12, 2012
The following is a press release from Coolidge for Congress: In order to assist voters in understanding how redistricting impacts them, Congressional candidate Leslie Coolidge has introduced a website application that allows voters to see on a map whether or not they live in the 6th Congressional District. The application uses a Google map to pinpoint the voter’s address on a map of the 6th Congressional District. It can be found at www.coolidgeforcongress.com by clicking the map on the right hand side that asks “Do you live in the 6th District? Click to find out!” “When we sent out our first campaign mailing to people in the 6th District, we heard back from a number of them who said they’d like to vote for me but insisted they didn’t…
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Barrington Hills Democrat hopes to challenge incumbent Peter Roskam, a Wheaton resident.
Leslie Coolidge of Barrington Hills is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 6th Congressional District, which includes all of Wheaton and Glen Ellyn. Coolidge filed her petitions with the State Board of Elections Dec. 23, the first day for Congressional candidates to file. A CPA, Coolidge said she’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives to "make government work more efficiently for everyone.” “I first began thinking about running for Congress during the debt ceiling debacle when Congressmen like Peter Roskam, who currently represents this district, seemed to think only about politics and ideology and not about the damage a default on our obligations would do to the economy and nation as a whole. Their refusal until last week …