CARPENTERSVILLE, IL – Monday, Carpentersville resident Larry Kaifesh, a Colonel in the United State Marine Corps Reserve who most recently served as a Battle Captain for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District.
“Our nation is at a critical juncture in its history. Every day we see how there is a dire need for new leadership and new thinking in Washington,” said Kaifesh. “The people of the 8th Congressional District deserve a Representative who will be beholden to them, not special interests or the failed policies that our current Representative in Congress continues to support.”
The Elgin native has spent the majority of the last 22 years serving his country as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, he has deployed five different times to Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Larry’s commitment to conservative values and experience as a compassionate leader in the U.S. Marine Corps make him an outstanding candidate, and he will fight for the issues important to voters in Illinois’ 8th congressional district,” added John Kline, 25-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Member of Congress (MN-2), and Chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Businesswoman Manju Goel - who lives in Aurora - is also in the race for the 8th CD Republican nomination. The winner of the 8th CD GOP primary in March 2014 will face Democrat incumbent Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth in November.