Leslie Coolidge Seeks 6th Congressional District
Barrington Hills Democrat hopes to challenge incumbent Peter Roskam, a Wheaton resident.
Leslie Coolidge of Barrington Hills is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 6th Congressional District, which includes all of Wheaton and Glen Ellyn.
Coolidge filed her petitions with the State Board of Elections Dec. 23, the first day for Congressional candidates to file.
A CPA, Coolidge said she’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives to "make government work more efficiently for everyone.”
“I first began thinking about running for Congress during the debt ceiling debacle when Congressmen like Peter Roskam, who currently represents this district, seemed to think only about politics and ideology and not about the damage a default on our obligations would do to the economy and nation as a whole. Their refusal until last week to pass payroll tax reduction legislation was just more of the same.”
Coolidge said she was concerned about the deep division between the two chambers of Congress and it's inability to "move the country forward." She said voters must elect representatives who are “focused on meeting the needs of all Americans rather than on politics.”
Information about Coolidge's campaign may be found at www.coolidgeforcongress.com.