All eight Democrats making primary bids for the 6th Congressional District are scheduled to debate Sunday in Palatine.
Officials from grass-roots organization People Over Party and The Coalition for a Better IL 6th say the 2 p.m. event at the Falcon Park Recreation Center, 2195 N. Hicks St., is the first time all declared candidates in the March 2018 primary will appear together in public.
They include Sean Casten, a scientist and clean energy entrepreneur from Downers Grove; Becky Anderson Wilkins, a Naperville City Council member and business owner; Carole Cheney, a congressional aide from Naperville; Amanda Howland, a Lake Zurich attorney and College of Lake County trustee; Kelly Mazeski, a Barrington Hills planning commission member; Jennifer Zordani, a Clarendon Hills lawyer; Grace Haaf, a small-business owner; and Palatine data analyst Ryan Huffman.
Organizers say topics include the economy, health care, immigration, education and the environment. The event is free and open to the public.
Republican Peter Roskam has held six terms in the 6th District, which includes parts of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.