The Knox College Democrats Endorse Daniel Biss and Litesa Wallace for Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively.
Senator Biss’s tenure in the State Senate has been marked by a sense of pragmatic progressivism that will serve the state of Illinois well. His record, as a state legislator of tackling Illinois’ pension crisis and regressive tax system and his support for Biss’ support for universal health care, ranked choice voting, legalizing marijuana, and a Student Loan B...ill of Rights makes him the best choice for governor. His forward thinking on issues relating to technology and political reform make him stand out from other candidates.
State Representative Litesa Wallace was one of two candidates who attended the Knox Democrats’ forum held in January where she talked about her record as a strong champion for social justice in the state legislature. Wallace’s legislative accomplishments include a Foster Children’s Bill of Rights and a bill prohibiting sexual orientation or gender identity to be used as a murder defense.
Lastly, The Knox College Democrats commend Senator Biss and Representative Wallace for calling on Michael Madigan to resign from his position as Illinois Democratic Party Chairman. We encourage other Illinois Democrats to do the same. We additionally encourage Senator Biss, Representative Wallace, and other Democrats, especially within the State House to call for Madigan’s resignation as Speaker of Illinois’ House of Representatives.
-The Knox College Democrats
If this video has you wanting more Biss come on down to the Ferris Lounge in Knox’s Seymour Union tomorrow where we’ll be holding a town hall with Senator Biss. Doors open at 6:00pm. The town hall will begin at 6:15 PM.
Senator Daniel Biss is one of the major candidates for the Illinois Governor race. Biss is a Senator based in the Evanston area, since 2014. Before becoming a Senator, Biss was a State Representative, a math professor at the University of Chicago, and he also assisted the author John Green when writing The Abundance of Katherines.