Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky endorses Democrat Matt Brolley For Congress

“Matt Brolley is an engineer and a mayor who can get things done.”

Montgomery, IL – Today, Democrat Matt Brolley, a candidate for Congress in Illinois’s 14th District, announced the endorsement of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Brolley continues to build momentum in the Democratic primary as he adds this endorsement to a growing list of supporters, including Congressman Bill Foster and a dozen local officials.

“Congresswoman Schakowsky is a leading progressive voice and someone I respect deeply,” said Brolley. “Her support in this race means so much to me, and will help us defeat Congressman Randy Hultgren next November.”

“The Republicans have not given up trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” said Schakowsky.  “We need Matt in Congress, because he understands how important affordable healthcare is to the people of Illinois and this country.  Matt has the experience to win, the knowledge to govern and the commitment to the values we want in a Congressman.”

Congresswoman Schakowsky represents Illinois’s 9th District and has been a leading voice against the disastrous Republican repeal of Obamacare.

“Matt Brolley is impressive,” said Schakowsky. “His experience as an engineer, and as the successful Mayor of Montgomery shows that he is ready to get things done in Washington. I enthusiastically support his candidacy.”

Brolley is running for the Democratic nomination to face Congressman Hultgren in the general election. Brolley opposes Congressman Hultgren’s repeal of Obamacare, and his embrace of the big banks over the middle class.

“I’m an engineer by training, and I want to fix and build things. Washington needs fixing, so it’s time we send them an engineer,” said Brolley. “I want to follow the great example of Congresswoman Schakowsky and focus on getting things done for the middle class, not tearing things down.”

“Matt would be a great partner for me, and a great champion for Illinois families,” said Schakowsky. “It’s more important than ever to send people to Washington who want to fight for change that helps people. That’s what Matt has shown as a Mayor, and what he’ll do as a Congressman.”