Democratic County Chairs Association Endorses Mazeski for Congress

//Democratic County Chairs Association Endorses Mazeski for Congress


For Immediate Release
December 13, 2017
Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director
(217) 622-7547 /


Springfield, IL – Adding to the growing list of supporters determined to end the anti-middle-class agenda of Washington Republicans, the Illinois Democratic County Chair’s Association (IDCCA) today announced their endorsement of Kelly Mazeski for Illinois’ 6th congressional district.

“With Kelly Mazeski, Democrats can finally defeat Peter Roskam and send a common-sense, middle class advocate to Congress,” said Doug House, IDCCA President. “Without question, Kelly Mazeski is among the best in our ranks to give voice to ordinary citizens and slam the brakes on the dangerous partnership of Donald Trump and Peter Roskam.”

Mazeski’s endorsement is part of the statewide association’s efforts to assist Democratic candidates who will lead on an agenda that focuses on addressing the challenges facing working and middle-class families.

“I am honored the IDCCA is supporting my campaign to replace Congressman Roskam next November,” said Kelly Mazeski. “I look forward to working with their successful efforts in creating an inclusive and pro-middle class Democratic Party as I campaign to hold Roskam accountable for voting to make Americans pay more to get less for their health insurance.”

Mazeski’s personal fight against America’s rigged health insurance industry is strong motivation for her run. While battling breast cancer, and with a daughter in need of care for ongoing health conditions, Mazeski’s family policy was cancelled. Like millions of middle-class families, she has been forced to accept high-cost, lower quality plans to meet her needs. Her campaign is challenging Peter Roskam’s record of siding insurance profiteers over ordinary families who are struggling to make ends meet.

“Peter Roskam’s record runs counter to the needs of the citizens in the 6th district,” House said. “At great expense to small businesses, ordinary families and the struggling middle class, Roskam is a top architect of Donald Trump’s trillion-dollar tax scam. He paves the way for industry insiders to create their own lucrative loopholes, while regular taxpayers like us end up paying the price.  Kelly Mazeski is the Democrat who will close Roskam’s special interest open door policy.”

In her efforts to win the March 2018 Primary Election nomination, Mazeski is building a strong coalition of support, including the grassroots, pro-female candidate organization EMILY’S List as well as Congressional Representatives Jan Shakowsky and Cheri Bustos.


The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association is a statewide, grassroots Democratic political organization. It is made up of the elected Democratic County Chairmen in all 102 counties in Illinois. The mission of the IDCCA is to help elect Democrats in each county while continuing to grow the Democratic Party in the State of Illinois. Rock Island County Chairman Doug House is the President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association. Learn more at, and