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Pritzker to visit DeKalb on Sunday, open campaign office

DeKALB – J.B. Pritzker will be in DeKalb midday Sunday to open the first gubernatorial campaign office in DeKalb County and meet voters, according to DeKalb County Democratic Party Chairman Jim Luebke.

Luebke said Democratic candidates from the county to congressional levels will be on hand to speak from noon until 1 p.m. Sunday at the new campaign office, 2446 Sycamore Road, DeKalb.

Luebke said attendees will include Sara Dady, who’s running against Republican Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, for the 16th Congressional District seat in Illinois, as well as Lauren Underwood, who’s running against Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, for the 14th Congressional District seat.

A release from Luebke says that at 1 p.m., Pritzker and his running mate, lieutenant governor candidate Juliana Stratton, will speak, and a meet-and-greet will follow.

In addition to Pritzker, DeKalb County candidates including Paul Stoddard, who’s vying to replace Republican Bob Pritchard in the 70th District of the state’s House of Representatives, and county clerk candidate Carolyn Morris will be in attendance. Also expected to speak are several County Board candidates, as well as DeKalb County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski.

Pritzker was in town March 19, the day before the spring primary election, and spoke at a union rally at Northern Illinois University. The next day, Pritzker cruised to the Democratic nomination, and will face fellow billionaire Bruce Rauner in the general election Nov. 6.

“I’m proud to open a new field office in DeKalb as we grow our statewide, grassroots campaign to put Springfield back on the side of working families. With 24 field offices and counting across the state, we are reaching voters in every corner of Illinois,” Pritzker said in a statement.

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