Wynes seeks to unseat Schneider in run for 10th Congressional District
Jeremy Wynes is excited about his campaign to represent Illinois voters in the state's 10th District.
Wynes is running as a Republican against U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), and he's looking for ways to heal some of the divisions that have plagued the country in recent years.
In comments to North Cook News relayed through his campaign director, Wynes talked about his motivations for becoming involved in local and state politics and spoke about how he believes residents view the political situation in both the federal landscape and in the Illinois state house.
"America is as divided as it’s been in a generation," Wynes said. "Washington is broken, and it’s time for the next generation of leaders to step up. I’m running for Congress because the challenges facing our country today and tomorrow are way too important to be held captive to the extreme elements of one party or another."
Wynes said good leadership means listening and dealing fairly and transparently with residents.
"Our community deserves effective representation based on our shared values, somebody who isn’t just there to play 'follow the leader' but who will actually lead themselves," Wynes said. "We can unite around common-sense solutions to the issues that we all care about – generating economic growth for the middle class, a cradle-to-career approach to great education, and a perspective that moves beyond making foreign policy decisions solely along partisan lines."
Wynes cited some of his work in the community as qualifications for office, saying his campaign is "built on grassroots support." In addition to experience working for the Chicago office of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Wynes has experience working toward bipartisan foreign policy outcomes and advocating for communities. Wynes said over 80 percent of capital support has come from within the 10th District.