Heidi Henry of Marseilles has a week to collect at least 400 signatures to get on the ballot in the general election in the Illinois House 75th District. No Democrats ran in the primary, so post-primary approval procedures are underway. Democratic Party leaders from four counties approved her candidacy on Friday.

Henry calls herself a progressive, but she says she’s not as far left as some people have described her. She supports labor unions, wants everyone to have a good public education system wherever they live, and wants to make things better for families.

Henry has a lot going on in her life right now, including overcoming a COVID-19 diagnosis, but says she decided to run when Jed Davis won the Republican nomination. She calls him a theocrat who’s too far right. She doesn’t believe he’ll talk to constituents who don’t have the same religious views.

You can hear more about Heidi Henry in this interview:

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July 18, 2022 at 12:38PM