3rd Congressional District Illinois: Justin Burau, Delia Ramirez vie for newly redrawn seat for parts of Cook, DuPage counties

3rd Congressional District Illinois: Justin Burau, Delia Ramirez vie for newly redrawn seat for parts of Cook, DuPage counties

CHICAGO (TOC) — The newly redrawn third Congressional District spans from Chicago’s Northwest Aspect, to the west and southwest suburbs in elements of Prepare dinner and DuPage counties.

The alternatives for voters in November embody a Republican from the western suburbs and a Democrat from Chicago.

Delia Ramirez (D) is at the moment a state consultant. When the brand new predominantly Latino district was created, she mentioned she was motivated to run to deliver a Latina voice to all points in Washington.

“This congressional district is numerous in geography, numerous in race, numerous in socio-economics [and] deserves a consultant that could be a full-time consultant — somebody who understands the significance of constructing unity,” Ramirez mentioned at her Hermosa marketing campaign workplace.

Justin Burau (R) works in the actual property mortgage enterprise. It was his frustration of making an attempt to get his father healthcare that motivated him to run for workplace for the primary time.

“We have to create extra competitors and permit extra of those insurance coverage firms, and have these medical suppliers, these hospitals, to be extra clear,” he mentioned.

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Burau spoke with ABC7 at Armand’s Pizzeria in Elwood Park, which was on his late father’s rubbish assortment route.

Burau mentioned on this numerous district, he needs to be a voice for all. He mentioned he helps an easier course of to citizenship for many who meet all DACA {qualifications} however first, he would deal with the border.

“The primary half — I’ve mentioned this fairly a bit — we will not do something till we safe the border first. We won’t deal with the inflow that’s coming in proper now and a variety of instances we do not know who’s coming in,” Burau mentioned.

Ramirez is married to a DACA recipient and sees creating simpler paths to citizenship would have financial advantages for all.

“When you consider shopping for energy, the Latino group’s quantity continues to double and quadruple. A lot of them are from individuals who do not have authorized standing on this nation but when we had a pathway to immigration reform they might have that,” Ramirez mentioned.

As for public security, Ramirez needs to see assets dedicated to the foundation causes of crime, like psychological well being remedy. Burau needs to get extra assets to regulation enforcement companies so officers can spend extra time attending to know folks of their communities.

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