Congressmen Chuy Garcia and Raja Krishnamoorthi Endorse Maria Peterson for Illinois State Representative

February 7, 2024
Contact: Kitty Kurth


Today Maria Peterson’s Campaign for Illinois State Representative (District 52) announced the endorsements of Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia  and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.

“I am so proud to receive these endorsements from Congressman Garcia and Congressman Krishnamoorthi. They understand the needs of the people who live in the 52nd District,”  said Peterson. “Each of them are examples of representatives who put Service Before Politics. I am so proud to be endorsed by so many legislators dedicated to public service.”

Peterson previously has been endorsed by Congressman Mike Quigley, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Brad Schneider, Congressman Bill Foster and Congressman Sean Casten. With these new endorsements, it is clear that people who know what it takes to govern effectively believe that Maria Peterson has what it takes to represent her constituents well.

Congressman Garcia said, “Maria Peterson represents the growing reach of our community and underscores the influence of Latinos across Illinois and the collar counties. As a trailblazing Latina and first-generation American, her dedication to service reflects the importance Latino voters will play in the upcoming election. With her impressive legal career, success in business, Maria embodies the aspirations of our community. I wholeheartedly endorse Maria Peterson for Illinois House District 52, as her leadership signifies a bright future for our diverse population and the pivotal role Latinos will play in shaping Illinois’ political landscape.”

“I am proud to endorse Maria Peterson to serve as the State Representative for Illinois’ 52nd District,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “As a former attorney with the Department of Labor and successful business owner, Maria is uniquely qualified to address the economic challenges facing working families across the Northwest Chicago Suburbs. Maria has earned the support of numerous key leaders in my congressional district, and I am happy to add my name to that growing coalition today.”

Maria Peterson is running for a seat in the Illinois House because she believes in putting “Service Before Politics.”

Maria Peterson is a dedicated advocate and community leader. As an elected official, Maria Peterson will make it her priority to represent everyone in the district because the people here deserve someone who truly represents them, who looks more like them, and whose voice is not just another echo of Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis and their politics of hate, fear, and exclusion.

The people in this diverse district — that stretches all the way from Libertyville, Mundelein, Wauconda, Lakemoor, Volo, Hoffman Estates, the Barrington area, and Algonquin — are eager for better representation.

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