Ives plans events to discuss 6th CD candidacy
Former state Rep. Jeanne Ives is slated to expound upon her run her recently announced run in the Sixth Congressional District.
Ives announced her candidacy during an event July 23 at the Medill Room in Wheaton.
After growing speculation about her intentions, Ives, who narrowly lost in her 2018 attempt to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and served six years representing in the 42nd District in Springfield, Ives officially made her intentions known when she filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
A West Point graduate and staunch conservative, Ives is slated to take on Evelyn Sanguinetti, who served as Rauner’s lieutenant governor running mate. The winner of that primary will face first-term U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove).
Ives aligns herself with the Trump wing of the GOP. Even while out of office, she hasn’t shied away from weighing in on matters such as the recently enacted state budget. Days before Democrats pushed through Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $85 billion spending plan, she warned voters to be on guard for “Mike Madigan time.”
The Sixth Congressional District includes parts or all of Wheaton, Naperville, Westmont, Bartlet, Elgin, Barrington Hills and Palatine.