Robin Kelly

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Running for U.S. Representative, Illinois, 2 District (2018)

Biography

In a special election on April 9th 2013, Robin Kelly was elected to represent Illinois’ 2ndDistrict in Congress – receiving 70.7% of the vote after winning the hotly-contested Special Democratic Primary on February 26, 2013 with an overwhelming 53.3% of the vote in a 15-way race.

Congressman Kelly began her career representing Illinois’ 38th District in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2002 to 2007. In 2007, Kelly left her position as Representative to take on the challenges of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office. She was the first female African-American to serve as Chief of Staff where she worked for a progressive agenda founded in social and economic justice through innovative investment strategy, encouraging small and local businesses, eradicating food deserts, and promoting financial literacy.  Additionally, Kelly was essential in streamlining processes in the Treasurer’s Office that reduced expenses and advanced stronger ethical guidelines.

Before deciding to run for Congress in late 2013, Kelly was Chief Administrative Officer of Cook County, where she was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and implementing policy.

Now, as a Representative in U.S. Congress, Kelly pushes forward those same positive, progressive agendas for her constituents in Illinois’ 2nd District. Robin Kelly has a long history of standing up to the NRA. She has fought tirelessly to ensure that proper and necessary gun control legislation is in place to protect the people of her district and the United States.

Kelly attended Bradley University in Peoria, where she received her B.A. in psychology and a M.A. in counseling. Kelly also has a Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Kelly serves as a Trustee of Bradley University. In addition to being an active member of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc, she belongs to Bradley’s Centurion Society for honored alumni. Kelly serves on many boards and commissions including the Cook County Human Rights Commission, the Hate Crimes Commission, and is a board member for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.

Kelly lives with her husband, Dr. Nathaniel Horn in Matteson. They have two adult children: Kelly and Ryan.

Source: http://www.robinkellyforcongress.org/

Priorities

Low Income Housing

Entitlement reform has little or nothing to do with reducing future budget deficits. Furthermore, deficit reduction must not ignore tax entitlements, as any future reduction that comes entirely from spending cuts means cutting entitlement programs that mainly help poor and middle-class families while shielding tax breaks that mostly help the wealthy.

Gun Control

1. Pass a comprehensive ban on assault weapons; 2. Eliminate the gun show loophole; 3. Pledge never to receive support from groups that oppose reasonable gun safety legislation; 4. Ban high capacity ammunition magazines; 5. Support laws that prohibit conceal and carry permits.

Small Business

I will work to help small business owners through programs to assist with access to capital, training, research and development and other initiatives to encourage innovation and job creation. Success for small business is success for us all.

Protecting Seniors

I will oppose reducing cost-of-living adjustments as well as efforts to raise the eligibility age for receiving benefits, which puts an unfair burden on laboring people whose bodies begin to age sooner. As your Congresswoman, I will work to protect Social Security and Medicare so that our seniors have the support they’ve earned and deserve.

Women's Health

As your Congresswoman, I will work to preserve abortion rights and expand access to birth control as these are essential components of women’s reproductive health. It’s one reason I support the Affordable Care Act, especially the expansion of women’s preventive healthcare services.

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Running for Congress, Illinois, 2 District (2018)

Biography

In a special election on April 9th 2013, Robin Kelly was elected to represent Illinois’ 2ndDistrict in Congress – receiving 70.7% of the vote after winning the hotly-contested Special Democratic Primary on February 26, 2013 with an overwhelming 53.3% of the vote in a 15-way race.

Congressman Kelly began her career representing Illinois’ 38th District in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2002 to 2007. In 2007, Kelly left her position as Representative to take on the challenges of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office. She was the first female African-American to serve as Chief of Staff where she worked for a progressive agenda founded in social and economic justice through innovative investment strategy, encouraging small and local businesses, eradicating food deserts, and promoting financial literacy.  Additionally, Kelly was essential in streamlining processes in the Treasurer’s Office that reduced expenses and advanced stronger ethical guidelines.

Before deciding to run for Congress in late 2013, Kelly was Chief Administrative Officer of Cook County, where she was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and implementing policy.

Now, as a Representative in U.S. Congress, Kelly pushes forward those same positive, progressive agendas for her constituents in Illinois’ 2nd District. Robin Kelly has a long history of standing up to the NRA. She has fought tirelessly to ensure that proper and necessary gun control legislation is in place to protect the people of her district and the United States.

Kelly attended Bradley University in Peoria, where she received her B.A. in psychology and a M.A. in counseling. Kelly also has a Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Kelly serves as a Trustee of Bradley University. In addition to being an active member of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc, she belongs to Bradley’s Centurion Society for honored alumni. Kelly serves on many boards and commissions including the Cook County Human Rights Commission, the Hate Crimes Commission, and is a board member for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.

Kelly lives with her husband, Dr. Nathaniel Horn in Matteson. They have two adult children: Kelly and Ryan.

Source: http://www.robinkellyforcongress.org/

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Priorities

Low Income Housing

Entitlement reform has little or nothing to do with reducing future budget deficits. Furthermore, deficit reduction must not ignore tax entitlements, as any future reduction that comes entirely from spending cuts means cutting entitlement programs that mainly help poor and middle-class families while shielding tax breaks that mostly help the wealthy.

Gun Control

1. Pass a comprehensive ban on assault weapons; 2. Eliminate the gun show loophole; 3. Pledge never to receive support from groups that oppose reasonable gun safety legislation; 4. Ban high capacity ammunition magazines; 5. Support laws that prohibit conceal and carry permits.

Small Business

I will work to help small business owners through programs to assist with access to capital, training, research and development and other initiatives to encourage innovation and job creation. Success for small business is success for us all.

Protecting Seniors

I will oppose reducing cost-of-living adjustments as well as efforts to raise the eligibility age for receiving benefits, which puts an unfair burden on laboring people whose bodies begin to age sooner. As your Congresswoman, I will work to protect Social Security and Medicare so that our seniors have the support they’ve earned and deserve.

Women's Health

As your Congresswoman, I will work to preserve abortion rights and expand access to birth control as these are essential components of women’s reproductive health. It’s one reason I support the Affordable Care Act, especially the expansion of women’s preventive healthcare services.

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