The following is a news release issued by Darlene Senger, who on Monday launched her campaign for Illinois' 11th Congressional District, which is currently filled by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville:
"Citing her strong commitment to public service and deep roots in our community, Darlene Senger officially launched her campaign for Congress this morning. Senger, a mother of two, reflected on her record of service from PTA mom, to Homeowner’s Association President, to serving on the Naperville City Council and now as a State Representative.
“Only through change in Washington and by changing our congressman, will we be able to restore hope and opportunity. We are the sum of our experiences,” said Senger. “My over 20 years of service to our community on behalf of taxpayers, families, and seniors has given me insight into the concerns, challenges and issues we all face.”
Senger added that her deep community roots and broad range of experiences serving others has led her to understand that common sense and understanding the real needs of others is the only way to truly find workable solutions to challenges we face here at home.
When elected to Congress, Senger said she will focus on creating more good paying jobs here at home, reducing government waste, and protecting Social Security 100%, all while improving educational opportunities.
“We are fortunate to have the potential for a world-class technology corridor in our community, and we should be providing an environment in which our manufacturing sector can grow and expand, but only if we stop politicians and bureaucrats from over-regulating, over-taxing and just flat out killing new jobs here at home,” said Senger. “We can become one of the most economically innovative and diverse regions in the nation but only if we all work together to change the nonsense coming out of Washington.”
As a state representative, Darlene Senger has earned accolades for her work to hold the line on taxes and promote job creation in Illinois. Recently, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce awarded Darlene with its “Champion of Free Enterprise” Award for her legislative work to encourage job creation and economic expansion in Illinois and the National Federation of Independent Business honored Senger with their ‘Guardian of Small Business Award’ for her efforts to help small businesses in Illinois expand and succeed. Senger was also integral to the effort bring Navistar to Lisle, creating new jobs in our area.
Senger is also known as one of the top fiscal watchdogs in Springfield, working to curb pension abuse and corruption while finding a fair solution to stabilizing the state’s teetering public pension fund.
Senger has lived in Naperville for 20 years and before that resided in Clarendon Hills. Darlene is a graduate of Purdue University and received her MBA from DePaul University, having worked her way through school. Darlene’s children, Eric and Michelle are graduates of Waubonsie Valley High School and the University of Illinois and both currently reside here in our community.
For information on Darlene and her campaign, visit www.sengerforcongress.com."