Again, thanks to “Former Quigley Supporter” for the following update:
14th Congressional District Roundup 6/13/19
Anthony Catella congressional candidacy announcement now online:
While Mr. Catella formally announced his Republican primary campaign back in mid March, and this video was shot on March 20, it was published on YouTube on June 5.
In it, the 49 year old former Catholic priest emphasizes his background as a veteran of the United States Army from 1994-1999 after graduating with a degree in American Studies from Quincy University.
Additionally, he served in the Army Reserve, where he attained the rank of captain prior to leaving the service in 2010, when he was ordained by the Diocese of Alexandria, LA and served as a priest in the Pelican State.
He left the priesthood in 2015 and returned to his St. Charles hometown.
Catella is a part-time store clerk for an Army surplus store in South Elgin.
He pays homage to fallen McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner and Stanton Bond, whom Catella helped in his unsuccessful primary for Kane County clerk last year.
The video is lengthy (33 minutes), but skipping ahead to 24:27, you hear his announcement for Congress, and his 4 points of leadership. The link is here: https://youtu.be/RZr5BNbbExw
Jim Oberweis Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening Saturday, March 15 in St. Charles:
James Marter’s Campaign Kickoff Event on Father’s Day at PrairieFest Parade in Oswego:
Parade Lineup is Noon, and the parade kickoff is 1 PM, according to Marter’s Facebook page
Proposed Congressional Pay Raises Dead
As is reported elsewhere, the House majority leader and minority leader attempted to have a bipartisan agreement to raise congressional pay, including pay for staff early last week.
The bipartisan backlash from many freshmen Democrats, and several Republicans, brought the proposed pay raise in the FY 2020 budget to an end this past Monday.
Congresswoman Underwood’s position on the pay raise is unknown, but her D.C. roommate, Congresswoman Katie Hill, made her opposition to the raise very public.
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood interview in bon appetit
To remind all of the Republican primary candidates about whom they are all wanting to face in November of 2020, this article dated June 12 titled “Lauren Underwood Is Doing Her 30s Better Than Just About Anyone We Know” is a very candid interview.
The subtitle is “The youngest black congresswoman ever talks power, representation, and what self-care looks like for millennial politicians.”
Personally, I found this passage a cause to pause, and to add Ms. Underwood to my prayer list:
bon appetit: How do you deal with insecurities about your age in that [Congress] environment?
Underwood: “They give us these pins—member pins—but I wasn’t into having holes in all my stuff. So I wear it around my neck as a pendant, sort of like a Jesus piece. [Laughs.]”
Ms. Underwood’s religious beliefs are unknown.
Personally, I hope she honors God and righteously fears God, given He is the One who put Underwood to where she is.
The rest of the article didn’t shine a light on that casual remark, and it may be nothing, or it may be something to pray about for her.
You can read the entire article here: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/lauren-underwood