June 28, 2022 Press Releases

Rep. Sean Casten Declares Victory in IL-06 Democratic Primary

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Incumbent U.S. Representative Sean Casten has declared victory in the Democratic Primary for Illinois 6th Congressional District.

Rep. Sean Casten released the following statement:

“First and foremost, thank you. I ran for Congress in 2018 because I think that there’s an awful lot more that unites us than divides us. That felt like a naive thing to say at the time. After all, the 6th District hadn’t voted for a Democrat in 50 years.

“In the conversations I had with folks across the district, I found that we have a shared set of values, and voters wanted someone in Congress who would not only stand up and fight for those values, but live up to them. The 6th District is full of people who trust science, believe in democracy, and know that we are only as good as the world we leave to our children.

“We flipped the 6th District in 2018 because of the hard work of the thousands of volunteers who knocked on doors, made phone calls, and did everything they could to show the country what the values of the 6th District truly were. Then, in 2020, we rejected racism and bigotry and chose science, compassion, decency, acceptance, and love.

“Tonight, the people of the 6th District sent a resounding message. We have been given a mandate to continue our fight against the climate crisis, to end gun violence, to lower costs for families, and to protect every woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.

“To all who helped make tonight possible—thank you. Every door you knocked, call you made, yard sign you put out, or postcard you sent propelled us to victory. You have a lot to be proud of, and you deserve to celebrate.

“To the voters—since 2018, you have given me a tremendous amount of trust to represent your values in Congress. For this, I am forever grateful, and you can expect more town halls and accessibility from my office.

“To all who have reached out in recent weeks with their condolences, prayers, support, and love, my family and I are forever grateful.

“More than anything else, thank you to all who participated in this election. You are the reason democracy works.”

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