OTTAWA - Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) today announced the start of his 2014 re-election campaign to represent the 16th District of Illinois. The Kinzinger for Congress campaign, in conjunction with local Republican Parties, will kick off by gathering supporters at petition parties across the 16th District in the coming weeks.
"It's been one of my greatest honors to serve Illinoisans in Congress and fight in Washington on their behalf," said Kinzinger. "We've put the brakes on a runaway government and helped restore accountability in Washington; but we have more work to do. Too many Americans are still struggling just to make ends meet, and I stand ready to continue working to create greater opportunity for my constituents and all Americans."
First elected to Congress in 2011, Rep. Kinzinger has worked to increase American energy production and revitalize the manufacturing sector through his spot on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. He has also been a key figure in the House Foreign Affairs Committee investigations into the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi.
At 35, Kinzinger is one of the youngest members of Congress and was named one of Time Magazine’s 40 under 40 “Rising stars in American politics.” He has been recognized as a leader in the Republican Party, specifically for his youth outreach.
Kinzinger is a United States Air Force veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and currently serves as a pilot in the Air National Guard.