“The path to heaven isn’t created only by the amazing things that happen to you- the path to heaven is most often found when tragedy and pain comes your way.
“In most people’s eyes God is found in the fortunate and happy times- but for those who have found God in the dark times when light was barely visible- the bond you can create with God is something that is unbelievably strong and beautiful.
“I hate that tragedy is a part of my life and I wish more than anything in this world that Colton was here in my arms, but I am so grateful for the relationship that God and I have found, worked on and continue to grow everyday.” — Cassandra Tanner Miller Facebook post, 1/18/22
Cassandra Tanner Miller filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for Congress in the 11th Congressional District being represented by Congressman Bill Foster (D, Naperville).
Miller, who lives in Kane County, filed with her campaign’s operation address being a Gilberts Post Office Box.
McHenry County Blog has been hearing about the active recruitment effort for a mainstream Republican candidate to challenge Foster in the new IL-11 since the lines were approved by the Illinois General Assembly on October 29.
Many, including national Republicans in D.C., believe they’ve found their candidate in Miller.
Miller, through the ugly tragedy of September, 2019 when her estranged husband broke into her Joliet home in Kendall County, beat her within an inch of her life, left her for dead, killed their 18-month-old son Colton, beat Colton’s 9-year old sister before taking his own life, worked with legislators beginning with her own state Representative David Welter (R, Morris) to pass “Colton’s Law” in 2021.
Governor JB Pritzker signed the Domestic Violence Task Force bill in August of last year.
Now, Miller ready to take her message from Illinois to Washington, D.C.
And as today’s Facebook post shows, Miller clings to her faith, openly, as the ultimate Source for her strength.
In her own words from last year being interviewed with Welter by WCIA TV:
In the coming days, Miller will formally kick off her campaign with information about her stances on the major issues facing the 11th District, and all Americans.
Today’s filing with the FEC was required because she has raised/spent over $5K, with the shooting of her introductory video, and post-production putting her over the spending threshold.
The Republican primary voters in IL-11 have much to discern from Miller and all candidates to determine which candidate will best represent them in Washington by winning in November against Foster.
Miller and her husband Brady Johnson, who married last August, are expecting their first child together later this year.
Miller revealed in a Facebook post in November and this month by the grace of God, they are expecting a son.