Early Voting Has Started!

Just over a year ago, when the Illinois budget impasse surpassed 700 days, I lost my patience with state government. Tired of complaining and trusting things would work themselves out, I put on my gym shoes, started knocking on doors, and made the decision to run for office.

I’m not a politician. I’m a school social worker and volunteer school board member. Fighting for children who desperately need a voice has been my life’s work, and I’ll take that same commitment to standing up for what’s right with me to Springfield. Our families deserve strong schools, safe neighborhoods, access to quality healthcare, good jobs, and tax relief that puts the middle class and small businesses first.

I’m not afraid to stand up to the politicians to get things done. I will fight to cut property taxes for all homeowners and provide additional relief for seniors and veterans. I refuse to let extreme politicians put women’s health at risk, and will work to ensure domestic violence shelters and women’s healthcare services, like critical breast and cervical cancer screenings are fully funded. I’ll make sure that our schools get their fair share of funding from the state to pave the way for meaningful property tax relief. Most importantly, I will always listen to you and use the voices of our community to fight back against the special interests.

You can vote now at either of these locations:

DuPage County Election Commission
421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton – Room 1-600
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kane County Clerk’s Office
719 S Batavia Ave, Bldg. B, Geneva
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

I hope I can count on your support!

Join us For My Birthday Fiesta Fundraiser!

It’s hard to believe how quickly the days to the election are counting down!

I’m writing to invite you to join me at my “40th Birthday Fiesta” celebration at our campaign office. It will be held on Sept 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in West Chicago. There is no charge to attend, but we do have an ambitious goal, in keeping with the “40th” theme, we want to raise $40,000. This will be our final big push before the election (and to be honest, it will make me feel a little better about turning 40!). With your help, we can do it!

There will be a DJ, salsa, (hopefully both kinds with a “best salsa in town” being judged by a celebrity chef and a dance lesson), and a lot of fun and friendship. And if you would consider donating toward our birthday goal it would be greatly appreciated and provide the tools we need to win!

On behalf of the campaign, we look forward to seeing you at the party, thanks again for the support and have a wonderful day!

Karina Villa
Candidate for State Representative
49th District