For Immediate Release:
Dan Kovats, Executive Director, (773) 351-7818 /
Monday June 13, 2022

Dem County Chairs Endorse Budzinski
Labor leader positioned to lead in Illinois’ 13th Congressional Seat

Springfield, IL – Today, the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) announced their endorsement of Nikki Budzinski to represent the new 13th Congressional District, which covers central and metro east Illinois. IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik released the following statement:

“Nikki’s life of advocacy illustrates her commitment to working men and women. She is a homegrown gal, dedicated to making life better for those in Illinois. She’s about fairness and opportunity.  She’s the best candidate for this district, and one of our best hopes for maintaining our Democratic majority in Congress.”

The granddaughter of a union painter and public-school teacher, Budzinski’s life and service demonstrates a commitment to protecting the rights, health, and safety of middle-class families, including firefighters and food service workers.

From an early age, she fought for fundamental fairness for workers while serving in positions for Democratic leaders. Before joining the Biden Administration, Nikki was a Senior Advisor to Governor JB Pritzker. In that role, she successfully brought workers and small businesses together to raise the minimum wage for all in Illinois.

“I couldn’t be prouder to have the support of the grassroots IDCCA,” said Nikki Budzinski. “They share my advocacy for helping working people get their fair share, as well as ensuring folks in every part of our state have a voice. I look forward to working with them representing and fighting for the 13th.”