Two congressional distrists foisted on McHenry County voters have Democrats beyond the normal retirement age of 65.
Bill Foster, 67 next month, is being challenged by Catalina Lauf, 29.
In Algonquin Township, Jan Shakowsky, 78, is being challenged by Max Reit, 30.
The daily email Morning Brew puts age and Congress in perspective today:
“The US is a young country, but Congress is old—and getting older.
“About 25% of its lawmakers are over 70 and the average age in Congress keeps climbing, according to Insider.
“An average of 10% of Congress was under 40 from 1950 until 1990, but since 2000 it’s only been around 4%.”