Incumbent Jan Schakowsky, of Evanston, has always run a responsive constituent services office, but in these days of Donald Trump, she says, she’s been getting calls from people “weeping on the phone.” They worry about their immigration status. They worry about health care expenses.
Schakowsky has been a forceful critic of the worst policies of the Trump administration, as well as a leader in Congress on health care reform and in addressing violence against women. In the coming legislative session, she tells us, her top agenda will include pushing for the ability of the Medicare program to negotiate drug prices and a public health insurance option. Schakowsky is endorsed over Republican Sargis Sangari, CEO of the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement.
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