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> Debbie Halvorson to Announce Run for Congress in 2nd District

> Halvorson: “It’s time our district had a leader we can trust.”

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> CRETE, IL – After a lifetime of service to the communities of the 2nd District, creating jobs and fighting for ethical government, Debbie Halvorson will announce Thursday, October 6th, at 9:30am that she will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois.

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> Halvorson will make the announcement at Skyline Restaurant in Chicago Heights, across the street from Bloom High School where both her and her father went to school. Halvorson will be joined by supporters from across the district and will then talk to patrons at the restaurant about the need to create jobs and the importance of ethical representation.

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> A lifelong resident of the Chicagoland area, Halvorson grew up in the 2nd District, going to school as a young child through her time at Governors State University, and raising her children there as a single mother. Halvorson has served the 2nd District on the local, state, and federal level for nearly two decades. Halvorson served as the Township Clerk of Crete from 1993 to 1996. From 1997 to 2009, Halvorson represented the 40th State Senate District of Illinois, which included Thornton Township, eastern Will County, and Kankakee County, all of which are currently located in the newly drawn 2nd District. After her tenure as Senate Majority Leader, Halvorson ran for Congress, where she served during the 111th Congress.

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> “Our families are facing serious challenges, and they need a serious Member of Congress who can get things done. Our neighbors don’t need rhetoric, they need results, and I’ve delivered actual results for nearly twenty years. I’m running to bring real representation, real leadership, and real results back to our district.”

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> Halvorson for Congress Announcement

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> Who: Debbie Halvorson

> Residents of the 2nd Congressional District of Illinois

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> What: Press Conference Announcing Run for Democratic Nomination for Congress in the 2nd District

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> Where: Skyline Restaurant

> 1016 Dixie Highway

> Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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> When: Thursday, October 6, 2011

> 9:30am – 10:15am

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