Mary Rita Luecke for Illinois State Representative, 17th District
Welcome to my website. Like my campaign, (and my life) it is a work in progress, adapting to the issues and concerns I hear as I meet more of you every day. Please use this to get to know me and to share your thoughts, invite me to gatherings, volunteer your energy and donate to keep my campaign afloat.
As a parent, citizen and taxpayer, I watched with anger and frustration as Bruce Rauner repeatedly blocked efforts to pass a fair and equitable budget. I am thankful that the General Assembly was finally able to override the governor’s veto so that our state universities and essential social services can continue to serve the people of Illinois.
There is still urgent work to be done. I want to be a part of a legislature that works together — regardless of party affiliation — to meet the challenges facing Illinois.
That is why I am running for state representative.
My top priority for the district will be to fully and equitably fund our public schools. As a former school board president, I understand that challenges of school finances and the challenges of running a school district. I will use this knowledge and experience to fight for quality public schools for every child in Illinois.
Fundamentally, I am a listener and a problem solver, who truly enjoys bringing people together around common goals. Please use this site to reach out to me and let me know how I can best reach out to you.
Two dozen enthusiastic, progressive attorneys learn about Mary Rita's campaign for State Representative and how they can help carry her to victory in the March 20 primary.
Special thanks to co-hosts Carol Brook, Sandra Tsung, and Susan Kaplan.
Great thanks to State Representative Robyn Gabel and Hon. Julie Hamos for initiating Mary Rita's Fall Fundraiser, and to co-hosts: Hon. Pat Quinn, Joann Dinneen and Rick D. Frank, Joe Feinglass, Jan Kravolec, Rosie Rees, Michelle Saddler, Julie Smith, and Jerry and Nancy Stermer.
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Don't forget. Petition signing with Mary Rita today starting at 2:30.
I am proud to endorse the Medicare for All bill that Senator Bernie Sanders will introduce tomorrow. I encourage people to call our senators, Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, and urge them to join as co-sponsors of this legislation.
Here I am, ready to knock on doors in my neighborhood to collect signatures for me to be on the ballot.
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