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One who eschews special interests

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One who eschews special interests

Leslie Coolidge is challenging Peter Roskam this November for his seat in the 6th Illinois Congressional District. A retired partner from KPMG LLP, she brings to the campaign 28 years of experience as an auditor and an executive at an international accounting firm; she has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as with new technology start ups.

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Her experience has prepared her well for public service. Not only steeped in the importance of equitable tax policy and a balanced budget to the financial position of all public agencies, she understands that we must lower our country's debt in order to stimulate the economy and promote job growth. She also knows the importance of working with others to develop successful public policy and has the ability to work effectively with legislators across the aisle.

Leslie is a moderate who believes in responsible environmental stewardship rather than the enrichment of Wall Street and other special interests that have for too long placed profit and exploitation above our nation's public good.

She is a member of the World Wildlife Fund's National Council and is a vice chairman of the board of directors of the International Crane Foundation. If elected, she will work tirelessly to enhance our country's overall welfare rather than seek the support of narrow interest groups.

Don Sutherland

Glen Ellyn

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