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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.”

They added, 

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 Shore Weekend/Daily North Shore: 9th District Pols Face Wilmette Students October 6, 2016

WTTW 2016’s Voter Guide-Joan on the 9th District

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

Join me on November 1 on the march to protest incitement of violence to stop political activity

Daily Northwestern Article

Check out our 9th District News!

CBS-Joan Press Conference

Daily Northwestern Article


Release: Lasonde on Supreme Court Immigration DecisionJune 27, 2016.

June 26, 2016–Joan discusses the most important issues with Steve Leahy on IRS Radio Hour

Release: Joan to Address RJC MembersJune 24, 2016.


Breitbart: Schakowsky Breaks House Ethics Rules Fundraising Off Sit-In, June 23, 2016.

Release: Lasonde to Receive Illinois Crime Commission AwardJune 14, 2016.

Statement by Joan McCarthy Lasonde on Orlando Terror AttackJune 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 Schakowsky: Silence on Cuba is Deafening, March 30, 2016.

Statement by Joan McCarthy Lasonde on Primary NightMarch 15, 2016.

Joan McCarthy Lasonde: Candidate ProfileDaily Herald, February 5, 2016

Schakowsky draws determined opponent: Joan McCarthy Lasonde, WirePoints, January 17, 2016

Challenger for Schakowsky? Journal and TopicsOctober 7, 2015