For Immediate Release:
Friday April 30, 2021
Dan Kovats, Executive Director
(773) 351-7818 |

Esther Joy King Wants a Second Chance to Take Away Your Health Care

Springfield, IL Today, Esther Joy King has announced her intention to run for Congress again in the 17th Congressional District. Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association President Kristina Zahorik released the following statement:

“Esther Joy King supported the lawsuit that would have eliminated protections for people with preexisting conditions and taken away health care from residents of the 17th District during a global health pandemic. The job of a member of Congress is to help your constituents, not hurt them. This alone should make Esther Joy King disqualified to serve in public office. Full stop.”

In 2020 when Esther Joy King moved from Chicago to the 17th District to run and lose for Congress, she supported the lawsuit that would have struck down the Affordable Care Act. Previous estimates on the loss of health insurance if the ACA was repealed showed upwards of 43,700 residents of the 17th Congressional District losing coverage.


About the IDCCA…

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 Democratic Chair Kristina Zahorik is the President of the IDCCA.

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