New candidate joins race for 15th District congressional seat

By Staff Report, News Desk

On Monday, Conservative Republican Mary Miller announced she will run for Congress to represent Illinois’ 15th District. 

Miller is involved in agriculture, small business, education, church and family, according to her press release.

“I want to advocate for faith, family, and freedom,” Miller said in the release. “I will do what is best to uphold the Constitution of the United States and fight against the far-left socialist agenda, which is detrimental to the future of our country and is full of nothing but false promises.”


Miller’s said her top priorities will be to make President Donald Trump’s tax cuts permanent, promote Illinois agriculture, coal and oil production, pro-growth economic policies, securing the southern border with a border wall and immigration reform.

I stand with President Trump on immigration,” Miller said in the release. “Everyone agrees that legal immigration has been, and will continue to be, an important part of what makes us a great country. But we cannot continue to allow people to sneak in illegally.  We need to secure our border, build the wall and reform our immigration system.”

Miller, according to the release, is passionately pro-life, pro-second Amendment, a supporter of term limits, deregulation and free and fair trade. 

Coming from the perspective of a middle class American, farmer, small business owner, and a mother, Mary understands the challenges people in the 15th District face every day, the release said.

“It will be a privilege to represent the hardworking taxpayers, businesses and families of this district,” Miller said. “I especially want to do what is best for the future of our children.”

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