Here's some news from the campaign of Maria Rodriguez:
LAKE COUNTY, IL - Maria Rodriguez, candidate for the 8th Congressional District will host a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 26th at 1600 Milwaukee Ave, (Rt. 83) in Lake Villa at Noon. State Senator Dan Duffy(R-26) will join Ms. Rodriguez; State Representative Ed Sullivan(R-51) had planned to be there but told TA that he had an unavoidable family conflict for Saturday.
The purpose of the meeting is to hear the opinions and concerns of the 8th district residents regarding urgent issues including healthcare. The meeting will be an open forum for any and all concerned constituents.
Rodriguez currently serves as President of the Village of Long Grove and has worked closely with Duffy and Sullivan on various regional issues.
"I am grateful for their endorsement and look forward to many more town hall meetings to discuss federal and state issues." When asked why she chose to run for congress in this election, Rodriguez said, "I am running because members of Congress have lost touch with the people. They are not listening and that is unacceptable to me. Congress is considering legislation that will fundamentally change health care and energy and will have a major impact on job growth in the United States. These decisions should be vigorously debated and consider the will of the people. That is why I am starting my campaign with an open forum where everyone is invited and all views are welcomed."
Rodriguez was recently elected to a second term to lead the Village of Long Grove and has an economics degree from the University of Illinois.