Congressman Casten, Quigley, Schneider, Schakowsky and Foster Endorse Robin Kelly for Illinois Democratic Party Chair
ILLINOIS — Today, Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06), Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05), Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) announced their endorsement of Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) for Chair of the Illinois Democratic Party.
Rep. Casten said, “Having multiple exceptional & qualified women running to lead the Illinois Democratic Party is a good problem to have — and where we find ourselves today. After serving with Congresswoman Robin Kelly as a member of the Illinois delegation, I know she has an inclusive & collaborative vision for our state and has proven that she can do the work. I am proud to join Mike, Brad, Jan, and Bill in endorsing her for Chair of the Illinois Democratic Party.”
Congressman Quigley added “I’m proud to support Rep. Robin Kelly for Chair of the Illinois Democratic Party. Her experience working in local, state and federal government gives her the ability to unite Democrats in communities across the state. More importantly, I believe she has the judgement, character and values necessary to provide the leadership we need in this moment.”
“Congresswoman Robin Kelly represents a district that includes Chicago, sprawling suburbs, and rural communities – a strong reflection of the diversity of our state and the big tent of the Democratic Party. She will bring her years of political experience and commitment to spreading democratic values to grow a broad Democratic coalition in Illinois. I proudly endorse Robin to be our next Chair,” said Congressman Foster.
Congressman Schneider was also strong in his endorsement, saying “I’ve known Robin for a long time and have the privilege of working closely with her in Congress on behalf of all Illinoisans. She is a great partner, leader and friend. I know she will do a great job as Chair of the Illinois Democratic Party.”
Congresswoman Schakowsky added, “Congresswoman Robin Kelly is a dear friend, colleague and champion for progressive values. She will move the Democratic Party of Illinois forward, which is why I am so honored to support her as the next Chair of the state party. All of Illinois would be lucky to have her fighting for them.”