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2020 U.S. House Candidate Questionnaires - Illinois

Coverage of the 2020 Illinois primary election races for the U.S. House, including candidate questionnaires.

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Theresa J. Raborn, 2nd Congressional District Republican nominee profile

Her top priorities include economic investment, education and criminal justice.  

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Jim Oberweis, 14th Congressional District Republican nominee profile

"The best thing the federal government can do to help the economy" is keep moving ahead with its reopening, he says.

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Lauren Underwood, 14th Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

She wants more resources for essential workers and small business owners to weather the coronavirus.

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Rick Laib, 11th Congressional District Republican nominee profile

"We can reform the police, just as we can reform any professional discipline, simply by defending religious freedom," he says.

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Bill Foster, 11th Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

His top priorities include the opioid crisis, Illinois infrastructure and protections for Dreamers.

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Valerie Ramirez Mukherjee, 10th Congressional District Republican nominee profile

She wants to expand loan and funding programs for new businesses and "further reduce or eliminate taxes" to stimulate the economy. 

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Brad Schneider, 10th Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

He wants a second round of $1,200 direct checks to individuals, expanded assistance for small businesses, and extended unemployment benefits to keep the economy going.

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Sargis Sangari, 9th Congressional District Republican nominee profile

His top priorities include health care, public safety and business growth.

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Janice D. Schakowsky, 9th Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

Her top priorities include health care, climate change and an overhaul of the immigration system.

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Preston Gabriel Nelson, 8th Congressional District Libertarian nominee profile

He supports ending qualified immunity, no-knock raids by police and "the war on drugs."

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Raja Krishnamoorthi, 8th Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

He wants to ensure that the Trump administration’s initiative to develop a vaccine called "Operation Warp Speed" meets established standards of safety and transparency.

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Tracy Jennings, 7th Congressional District Independent candidate profile

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Craig Cameron, 7th Congressional District Republican nominee profile

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Danny K. Davis, 7th Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

He wants continued unemployment aid and more assistance for small businesses and nonprofits during the pandemic.

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Meet Bill Redpath, 6th Congressional District Libertarian nominee

His top priorities amid the coronavirus include winding down stimulus plans, dropping "excessive" occupational licensing requirements and reducing government spending.

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Jeanne Ives, 6th Congressional District Republican nominee profile

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Sean Casten, 6th Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

He wants the federal government to help keep small businesses afloat during the pandemic and make "a massive investment" in infrastructure.

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Thomas J. Wilda, 5th Congressional District Green Party nominee profile

He says there is an immediate need for a universal basic income for every adult citizen in the country.

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Tommy Hanson, 5th Congressional District Republican nominee profile

His top priorities include state and local corruption, removal of pension systems at local levels and school vouchers.

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Mike Quigley, 5th Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

He voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to take "an important first step towards ending police brutality and racial profiling."

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Jesus Solorio, 4th Congressional District Republican nominee profile

He says the Justice in Policing Act "is too broad and will ultimately handicap the ability of cops to do their job."

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Jesús ‘Chuy’ García, 4th Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

Amid COVID-19, he wants the government to issue more stimulus checks, extend unemployment and provide additional relief to small businesses.

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Marie Newman, 3rd Congressional District Democratic nominee

Her top priorities amid the pandemic include job creation and investment in infrastructure improvements and green technology innovation.

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Mike Fricilone, 3rd Congressional District Republican nominee profile

He wants additional federal, state and local funding for police training and their mental health care.

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Robin Kelly, 2nd Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

Her top priorities include health care, job creation and more resources for small businesses.

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Philanise White, 1st Congressional District Republican nominee profile

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Bobby Rush, 1st Congressional District Democratic nominee profile

He wants the federal government to focus on assisting individuals and small businesses to stimulate economic recovery.

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Charles M. Hughes, 3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate profile

His top priorities include retirement issues, health care and students loans.

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James Marter, 14th Congressional District Republican candidate profile

His top priorities include jobs, lower taxes and protections of individuals’ land and property rights.

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Ted Gradel, 14th Congressional District Republican candidate profile

His top priorities include term limits, education and an audit of the federal government.

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Jerry Evans, 14th Congressional District Republican candidate profile

His top priorities include help for small businesses, an abortion ban and an end to human trafficking.

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Krishna K. Bansal, 11th Congressional District Republican candidate profile

His top priorities include job growth, mental health care and reduction of federal regulations and taxes for small businesses.