For Immediate Release:
Tuesday August 6, 2019
Toby Trimmer, Communications Director
(217) 622-7547 |


SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – With only a month prior to circulating nominating petitions, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan has added the statewide Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association to her growing list of endorsements for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.

Dirksen Londrigan earned the endorsement from the coalition of 102 Democratic Party Chairs during their general membership meeting his past weekend.

“Illinois is making tremendous progress, in spite of the failures of Washington, DC,” said IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik. “Betsy will be part of the desperately-needed change to put an end to out-of-touch politicians who avoid real-world challenges like a need for accessible, affordable health care.”

Dirksen Londrigan’s run for Congress is largely based on her experience of wondering if her 12-year-old son would live through a rare disease caused by a tick bite. After he was given last rites twice, her son remarkably began to recover. Thanks to insurance, her family was able to continue on without the threat of financial ruin. But Betsy knows far too many Americans don’t have that chance.

“No family should fear bankruptcy because of an accident, an illness, or a pre-existing condition,” Dirksen Londrigan said. “But career politicians like Congressman Davis continue to vote against lowering the cost of prescription drugs and against protecting those with pre-existing conditions in exchange for huge contributions from drug and insurance companies. I’m running a campaign powered by people – not corporations -because in Congress I will always stand up for families in Central Illinois.”

Dirksen Londrigan first ran for the central Illinois-based 13th congressional district in 2018. She came within less than one percent of the vote in her bid to oust her longtime incumbent Republican opponent – one of the closest margins of any congressional race in the nation.

But momentum for 2020 is already stronger than ever. Dirksen Londrigan has already earned the support of Democratic Party leaders of all 14 counties within the 13th congressional district. With the IDCCA endorsement, she can expect a growing group of active grassroots Democrats to support her.


 The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) is a statewide, grassroots Democratic Party organization comprised of the elected Democratic County Chairs in all 102 counties in Illinois. The mission of the IDCCA is to help elect Democrats in every county and region of Illinois while continuing to grow the Democratic Party throughout the state. McHenry County Chair Kristina Zahorik is the elected President of the IDCCA.