Here’s Who’s Running in Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District – NBC Chicago

As we continue our review of candidates running for office this summer, we turn to Illinois’ 2n/a Congressional District, where incumbent Rep. Robin Kelly hopes to be elected to a sixth term.

Kelly runs unopposed in the Democratic primary, while a trio of Republicans vie for the opportunity to challenge her in November.

Here are the candidates vying for the seat.


Representative Robin Kelly

Kelly has been in Congress since 2013 when she won her seat in a special election to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Since then, she has been named leader of the Illinois Democratic Party, replacing former Speaker of the House Mike Madigan. Key issues on Kelly’s platform include fighting for gun reform legislation in Washington, investing in employment programs across his district, and expanding access to health care. health.


Shane Cultra, Chairman of the Onarga Village Board

Cultra, who once served in the State House and Senate, is campaigning on a platform to fight rising crime, as well as push for policies to curb inflation and promote energy independence. , according to its website.

Thomas Lynch

Lynch, from Cissna Park, is campaigning to expand US drilling operations to encourage energy independence and to focus investment in the United States. He also announced government spending cuts on his campaign’s Facebook page.

Ashley Ramos

Ramos, from suburban Bradley, started a nonprofit called “Back the Blue Events” to help encourage support for police officers across the Midwest. She campaigned to increase investment and change some tactics, tackling issues including opioid addiction, homelessness and education, according to an interview with the Southland Journal.

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