From the Catalina for Congress Campaign:
Woodstock, IL – Catalina Lauf condemned the latest round of dirty
Chicago-style Democrat, thug-like politics from her career politician opponents, who have challenged the Catalina for Congress campaign’s petitions.
Their sad strategy recognizes Catalina as a threat to the establishment status-quo and too strong of a candidate to beat fairly.
The Catalina for Congress campaign will defend every one of the valid, verified signatures.
The people of the Illinois 14th District want her on the ballot and they are tired of these career politicians who use dirty political tricks. Catalina had this to say:
“Our message is resonating with thousands across the district and
the country. People want a fresh face to lead our party and our
“Our movement clearly terrifies our opponents, so much that they have to result in playing the same thug-like political game Chicago Democrats play.
“And though I’m disappointed that people in my own Party do not want to compete honorably on the campaign trail, I am not surprised by their cowardly actions.
“That’s the only game these old-school, establishment campaigns know how to play. And why they are going to lose. Their actions show exactly the type of negative politics the American people are tired of and the culture I am fiercely committed to changing.
“Now more than ever am I motivated to win this primary and general election. Illinois can and will have a better future. So let this be a warning to these old time political cronies – your days of backroom politics and dirty games are numbered.”Catalina Lauf from Catalina for Congress News Release 12/10/19
Catalina was born to an American father and Guatemalan mother.
After graduating from McHenry County College with an Associate’s Degree at just 17, Catalina continued her education at Miami University of Ohio. She jump-started her career by working in Chicago and throughout the Midwest in the non-profit and private sector.
At Uber, she focused on community engagement initiatives and strategic partnerships. After the conservative victory of 2016, Catalina was inspired by President Trump and decided to leave the public sector to serve as an advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce where she applied her private sector experience to government.
In 2019, Catalina left the Trump Administration to help her father grow the family business, focusing on a new product launch and leading the company’s sales and distribution initiatives.