Illinois’ 5e The congressional district, which covers parts of Cook and DuPage counties, has been represented by Congressman Mike Quigley since 2009, and he is running for another term this year.
Quigley, who won a special election to replace former Rep. Rahm Emanuel in the 5e District, has been re-elected six times, and his opponent in the last election will try to overthrow him again in November.
Here are the candidates of the 5e District:
Representative Mike Quigley
Quigley has served in Congress since being elected in a special vote in April 2009. His platform emphasizes LGBTQ+ rights, a diplomatic-focused foreign policy, and a strong push for funding for business creation programs. jobs and immigration reforms, among other policies. .
Hanson, who lost to Quigley in the 2020 election, is targeting another attempt to unseat the incumbent congressman. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Hanson is a commercial real estate broker who wants to focus on eliminating corruption in government, as well as providing vouchers for parents to send students to private schools.
McGonigal, who has a background in the finance and auto industries, has pledged to focus his campaign on crime reduction, education reform, implementing a tax lump sum in the United States and a return to “traditional family values,” according to its website.