To all Democrats in the 13th Congressional District of Illinois:
Last Thursday morning the State Board of Elections certified my victory in the Democratic Primary. That afternoon I received a gracious phone call from my former opponent Matt Goetten conceding the race in the 13th Congressional District. I salute Matt Goetten for his service in our military — especially his tour of duty in Afghanistan. I thank him for his work in law enforcement standing up for crime victims. And I commend him for the tough primary campaign he waged.
Now, I want to reach out my hand in friendship to Matt’s supporters, and to personally thank all of you who supported me in the campaign. I am honored to be your Democratic nominee. I am ready to represent citizens from every corner of this 14 county district — from every town, every city, every township, every neighborhood, every street and every farm. We will surely win this fall if we stand together as Democrats united for victory.
This week, we have a Democratic Unity Breakfast in Springfield on Thursday morning, April 26. My friends former Congressman Phil Hare, State Representative Naomi Jakobsson, Champaign County Democrats Chair Al Klein, and many other Democratic county chairs from around the district are hosting this event.
There is no charge; this is not a fundraiser. It’s a celebration of our unity as Democrats and our commitment to move forward together in this new congressional district.
I hope you can join us on Thursday April 26th, 7:30 – 9:00 AM, at the
IBEW Local 193 Hall, 3150 Wide Track Drive, Springfield IL
(1 block south of South Grand at Dirksen/1-55 exit 96) (map)
David Gill, M.D.
Democratic Candidate for Congress, 13th District of Illinois