DUPAGE County – The only woman in a three-way primary race, DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri has pulled in three major national group endorsements in the past few months. This week, the VIEW PAC, which endorses Republican women running for Congress, added their support.
"Tonia's experience as a small business owner and her devotion to our conservative values make her election to congress critical as our country faces so many pressing issues," said Julie Conway, executive director of VIEW PAC. "We are proud to stand behind her in her race against Bill Foster for Illinois' 11th district."
Khouri has to win over competitors in the March 15th GOP primary Dr. Nick Stella and Herman White before facing Democrat incumbent Bill Foster in November 2016.
Khouri is gaining attention of a growing number of D.C. groups, with the backing of Maggie's List in December, and being recognized as "On the Radar" by the National Republican Congressional Committee's Young Guns program in November.
"The residents in the 11th District are concerned about jobs, education reform, safe communities, and national and economic security. I will take these local concerns with me to Washington and help our communities from the federal level. People want real leadership in Washington. It's time we change who's in Washington and start getting things done," Khouri said.
The 11th CD GOP primary will be held March 15th, 2016.
Having seen her speak and knowing she has raised $450,000 already, I think she will win the primary quite easily. Given the anti-incumbent mood, she has a very good chance against Foster, who only got 53% last time.
I have seen Tonya speak. She is a smart woman, a successful business person, and presents herself well.
I agree: She can WIN this!