Proud to have the Chicago Tribune’s endorsement!
“We like Lasonde’s energy and focus,” says the Tribune. “She gets our endorsement.”
I’m grateful to the Tribune not just for giving me the endorsement, but for giving it for the right reasons. They’ve longed for a “legitimate challenger who sees our federal debt crisis as a drag on economic growth,” they wrote. “This year there is such a Republican on the ballot: Joan McCarthy Lasonde.”
Some of what Lasonde has learned about bureaucratic failings comes from being a foster parent who confronts the incompetence and ineffectiveness of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services. “Government is too big and not flexible,” she tells us. “We need to help our own.”
That’s indeed what I’m about. That’s why I’m running. That’s my commitment. We will help our own. We’ll do it by restoring opportunity and growth, and we’ll make the welfare and security of our own people Job 1.
Read the rest of the endorsement linked here, and please vote! The headlines are consumed by the presidential election, but there’s much more at stake in November. It’s a chance for a new voice in Congress who truly represents the Ninth District. I will be that new voice. I want your vote!
North Cook News: Lasonde opposes admitting more Syrian refugees September 24, 2106
Release: House Speaker Ryan endorses Joan for Congress August 24, 2016
Release: Why is Schakowsky Celebrating Disastrous Iran Deal? August 23, 2016
June 30, 2016–Avy Meyers interviews Joan McCarthy Lasonde
Release: Lasonde on Supreme Court Immigration Decision, June 27, 2016.
June 26, 2016–Joan discusses the most important issues with Steve Leahy on IRS Radio Hour
Release: Joan to Address RJC Members, June 24, 2016.
Breitbart: Schakowsky Breaks House Ethics Rules Fundraising Off Sit-In, June 23, 2016.
Release: Lasonde to Receive Illinois Crime Commission Award, June 14, 2016.
Statement by Joan McCarthy Lasonde on Orlando Terror Attack, June 13, 2016.
May 8, 2016 — Joan, a mom herself, wishes Happy Mother’s Day.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Jan Schakowsky, You’re Not Helping, by Joan McCarthy Lasonde, Medium, May 5, 2016.
The Federalist slams Jan Schakowky’s conflicts of interest, by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, April 28,2016.
Statement by Joan McCarthy Lasonde on Primary Night, March 15, 2016.
Joan McCarthy Lasonde: Candidate Profile, Daily Herald, February 5, 2016
Schakowsky draws determined opponent: Joan McCarthy Lasonde, WirePoints, January 17, 2016
Challenger for Schakowsky? Journal and Topics, October 7, 2015