Rock Island County Board Member Angie Normoyle running for 17th Congressional District

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Angie Normoyle introduces the various speakers talking at the Quad Cities Women’s March Rally on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island.

Democrat Angie Normoyle has announced her candidacy for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.

Angie Normoyle introduces the various speakers talking at the Quad Cities Women’s March Rally at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, Saturday in Rock Island.

Democrat Angie Normoyle has announced her candidacy for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.

Normoyle, 55, is a Rock Island County board member. She was elected in 2019 to represent District 14. 

Current U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, announced in April that she would not seek a sixth term in Congress.

A native of Roscoe, Ill., Normoyle said she was inspired to run for Congress so she could make a difference in the lives of working and middle-class families. She wants to ensure that if Americans are willing to work hard, they should be able to get a great education, buy a home, raise a family, and retire with dignity in their own community.

"Things have changed. My parents are worried if they’re going to outlive their savings," Normoyle said. "Even though my dad had a good job, it didn’t come with a pension. It was on them to save money. I talk to my students at Augustana and they are worried about student debt. My own kids don’t necessarily see a path forward where they’re going to be able to buy a house or afford to have kids. The cost of child care is insane; child care is eating up a huge portion of take-home pay.

"Those are the reasons why I am interested in running for Congress," she said. "I would like to make those milestones attainable for people — that we have good jobs in the Quad-Cities, that we have quality schools and that we have great child care and access to health care. That’s what is going to make people want to stay in this community. 

via The Quad-City Times

October 20, 2021 at 10:06AM

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