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SCHAKOWSKY ENDORSES MO KHAN FOR ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE

SCHAKOWSKY ENDORSES MO KHAN FOR ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Congresswoman Impressed by Khan’s Vision and Commitment

  

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky today endorsed Mo Khan’s bid for Illinois State Representative, saying he is the best choice to represent Illinois’ 20th district.

“I’m proud to support Mo Khan’s candidacy for State Representative. Mo will bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas to Springfield, and will stand in line with the Democratic values of the district,” Congresswoman Schakowsky said.

Khan is challenging incumbent Michael McAuliffe for the 20th District seat. “This campaign is about the future of Illinois and ensuring that our citizens are prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. We’ve got to change things now if we want to be ready for tomorrow,” Khan states. "It's about jobs. I'm running for one reason, to make the creation and retention of good paying jobs the state's top priority."

Khan is receiving strong support from various groups, including: AFSCME Council 31, Citizen Action Illinois, Planned Parenthood IL, Personal Pac, Maine Township Regular Democratic Organization, and Asian American Action Fund - Greater Chicago.

After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in Accounting, Khan served as a Traveling Aide to Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. He traveled the country with Clinton, meeting Americans from every walk of life and learning directly from one of the nation's greatest leaders. Khan next went onto serve as Special Assistant to then-Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias during the 2010 US Senate race.

Khan is a native of Park Ridge and a 2003 graduate of Maine South High School. In addition to running for State Representative, he is currently pursuing a Law degree from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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