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House Of Representatives
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Two Democrats and an independent seek support in the 6th Congressional District before the March 20 primary.
With 12 days before the March 20 primary, Democratic Congressional candidates Leslie Coolidge and Geoffrey Petzel sought support from potential voters in Glen Ellyn during a League of Women Voters sponsored forum Thursday night. Coolidge and Petzel, along with Khizar Jafri, a 25-year-old from Wheaton who is running as an indepenent, fielded questions from the audience ranging from health care, taxes to term limits and bringing unity to a highly partisan House. Each candidate said they supported President Barack Obama’s health care reforms passed by Congress in 2010, although each recognized flaws in the bill. Petzel, who supports the universal health care plan, got into the race after suffering a heart attack after dropping his health …
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 …