Congressional Candidate Jim Marter announced today that he is running against Congresswoman Lauren Underwood for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.

Marter said, “Illinois deserves better and the people of the 14th District deserve to be represented again. Lauren Underwood’s votes for irresponsible, budget-busting bills have fueled inflation and driven massive federal debt, causing great hardship on Illinois’ working families. Her support of unfettered open borders and lawless immigration policy is putting our safety and security at grave risk. If that wasn’t enough, she continues to attack our Constitutional Freedoms and support policies that result in endless government intervention and the invasion of our privacy and rights. It all adds up to failed leadership.”

“Illinois should be the best state to retire in, do business in or raise a family. We need a Representative who cares more about the people of the District that the agenda of her political party. Illinois should be in the top ten of every category and yet too often, we find ourselves at the bottom.”

Jim Marter added, “When Lauren Underwood had an opportunity to combat anti-Semitism and stand with the Jewish Community, she instead voted to keep Ilhan Omar on the Foreign Affairs Committee. For voters, this should be strike number three for failing to stand against anti-Semitism and bigotry.”

“First, she refused to condemn the anti-Semitic statements by Omar on the floor of the U.S. House. Then she locked arms with Rashida Tlaib instead of condemning her hateful comments. Now, it’s three strikes and Underwood should be out.” Jim Marter says he looks forward to bringing positive change for working families, retirees, businesses and all of Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.