Marter stands out in GOP field for Congress

An original version of this letter misstated a candidate James Marter challenged. The letter has been updated to show he challenged Mark Kirk.

Congressional District 14 now has a crowded field of Republican candidates vying to unseat one-term Democrat Lauren Underwood. Simply stated, James Marter stands out in that crowd.

Jim is everything that the Republican voters in my district should want in a candidate: generous with his personal resources, courageous, and above all, uncompromising in his principles.

As a long time Oswego resident, Jim is intimately familiar with the district and its needs. Moreover, he has a distinguished record of serving the people of Kendall County without financial benefit to himself. With the myriad challenges our state faces, it has become popular to muse about leaving for green pastures. Jim, however, is fully committed to Illinois, and he wants to help enact policies that will help other Illinoisans to feel the same way.

He was the only candidate willing to be a conservative alternative to establishment politicians Mark Kirk and Adam Kinzinger, and in the case of the latter, he did so against the wishes of his own party. While he didn't go on to win either of those contests, he surpassed all expectations in his vote totals - no mean feat for someone who defied the entrenched political elites.

This time around, Jim has broad name recognition and the support of like-minded conservatives who are determined to see liberal Underwood defeated.

Jim is also the only candidate who is unequivocal in his support for our nation's president.

If true conservative policymaking is important to you, please vote for the most worthy candidate running in the 14th District - James Marter.

Jennifer Nevins


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