"I want to restore a hope that we once all believed in- that the next generation will have more opportunity and be better off than the last."
- Geoffrey Petzel, 2012 Campaign
NewsWednesday, February 22, 2017 12:00 AM
The 6th Congressional District has 103,520 immigrants. Our District and our country are made better because we are a melting pot of cultures and ideas. Our current Congressman doesn't agree- he supports the immigration ban. Maybe he needs to read this article.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:00 AM
Geoffrey Petzel authored a guest post for the Progressive Blog Down with Tyranny- you can read it here.
Monday, February 20, 2017 9:06 PM
Petzel Endorsed by Blue America PAC
Geoffrey Petzel was endorsed today by Blue America PAC, a Progressive PAC who has fought to elect progressive candidates across the county.
Blue America supported Bernie Sanders and has advocated for progressive values since its beginning.
Blue America PAC has helped candidates like Alan Grayson, Ted Lieu and Jeff Merkley get elected. They are dedicated to electing true Progressives who advocate for real change.
"I am excited to receive the endorsement of the Blue America PAC. This early recognition of my Progressive values demonstrates that our message is beginning to resonate. With Blue America's support, we will turn the 6th District blue in 2018" said Petzel.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 PM
Petzel to Officially Run for Congress
Progressive Democrat Geoffrey Petzel will officially announce his decision to run for Congressman in the 6th District of Illinois on Wednesday at the McHenry County Democratic Party monthly meeting.
Petzel, a 2012 Democratic Primary candidate decided to run in 2018 because "The Trump Administration and our current Representative Peter Roskam don't represent the values of our District."
Petzel point to his desire to implement a single payer health care system, ensure environmental protection, protect womans rights and to fight the bigotry and hate filled rhetoric of the Republican Congress and Trump Administration.
Geoffrey is currently a small business owner and resides in Lake Zurich with his wife Melissa and rescued blue heeler.
Monday, February 13, 2017 11:27 PM
Roskam Refuses to Meet with Voters
In a telephone town hall meeting with 6th District residents US Representative Peter Roskam said he "does not find live town hall meetings to be productive."
He also stated that he has refused past invitations to debate Democratic candidates running against him because he didn't see the political advantage in doing so.
Meanwhile, Democrat Geoffrey Petzel will be announcing a town hall meeting schedule that will include nearly 20 town hall meetings in the next 3 months to give voters the opportunity to share their concerns and issues face to face.