Under the article announcing her drive-in petition campaign, Democratic Party candidate Marci Suelzer, running to replace retiring David McSweeney against Marty McLaughlin, wrote the following comment about her candidacy:
I am the potential candidate AND I am not the person pictured.
My tee-shirts tend to be plain or feature Pusheen (the cat)–sorry if that’s a disappointment to anyone.
Someone asked about getting to talk to me: I will be at the events Sunday and Monday.
And, yes, I will be happy to talk with anyone who shows up…provided they are wearing a mask and are civil.
As to what I consider important, there are three key issues:
1 – ensuring access to mental health services,
2 – fostering small business success, and
3 – addressing the economic issues that Illinois currently faces.
Those are issues that affect all of us, every day!
For those wondering, my JD is from DePaul College of Law: You can find me on the Attorney Registration site under my former name: Marcia Richards Bergen, retired status.
My Masters in Mental Health Counseling is from Trinity International University. (I’m on the Licensed Professional Counselor site under my current full name: Marcia Richards Suelzer.)
I am hoping that I am able to get on the ballot because I feel every election should be contested and not awarded to someone by default.
I would hope that all people of every party feel the same way–democracy and the electoral process is precious!
If I am successful in getting on the ballot, I guarantee that I will listen to all sides of an issue provided the speaker is civil, respectful and addresses the facts.
The issues that face us now are serious and demand thoughtful solution, not personal attacks and troll comments (no matter how witty).