Khouri prepared to create a better path for the 11th Congressional district seat
Tonia Khouri spent most of 2015 traveling the 11th Congressional district, and listening to people and their concerns for the future of the state and the country.
After her travels, she emerged with a focus on national security, economic growth and addressing poverty in her campaign for the 11th Congressional district.
As the current chairman of economic development on the DuPage County Board, Khouri continues to fight for Illinois taxpayers and their best interest at every opportunity.
“I want to improve the quality of life for the residents in the 11th District,” Khouri recently told DuPage Policy Journal. “We improve our quality of life by having more disposable income, which grows our economy, feeling safe in our communities and in our country, which goes to national security, and increasing the number of contributing members of society — help people break free from poverty."
What Khouri would like to see most changed on the state level is also what she would like to see on the federal level.
“Illinois is a microcosm of what is wrong at the federal level,” she said. “High debt load, high taxes, job losses, and burdensome governmental regulation squelch our abilities to provide for our families like we should. Addressing these issues correctly at both the national and statewide levels will ensure a better chance at success.”
Khouri offered an example of how bureaucracy negatively effects businesses.
“We need to restore common sense regulations back into the workplace,” Khouri said. “Overregulation by government is inefficient and costly. I support decreasing unnecessary regulatory burdens on businesses so they can spend more time investing in new opportunities and their people through workforce training and incentives while spending less time and resources dealing with cumbersome government mandates.”
Khouri argued that there is plenty of change that needs to happen for the state, and the country, to truly serve the people. She explained that opponent Bill Foster would be incapable of this progress.
“My opponent is an example of everything that is wrong with our system,” she said. “He is the establishment and the status quo. He passes legislation that he himself does not have to abide by. When his constituents voted him out previously for his failures, he just had his friends in government remap our district so he could be elected again, perpetuating the problem of establishment politics.”
Khouri stressed that she continually fights for the people's interests, not for her own benefit.
“Like many, I am tired of status quo in Washington,” Khouri said. “If you are too, I am your candidate. I want to empower the people, not the establishment.”
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