Susan Altman Announces Her Run For Congress Challenging Rep. Bill Foster in the 11th
The 11th Congressional Republican Primary
July 20, 2023
Political Announcement Of Candidacy
Susan Altman of Geneva is announcing her candidacy for Congresswomen of the 11th Congressional District, challenging Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat. Altman will be running in the Republican primary. She is the first Republican woman to announce.
Altman is a corporate executive that is responsible for bringing industry and hundreds of jobs to the district. She is the mother of three daughters and a volunteer for several none - for-profit organizations. She is a supporter of Police and veterans groups. Having Italian ancestry, she understands the importance of immigration and the contributions by immigrants to the country.
A long-time Conservative, this is Altman's second run for Congress. She ran in a full primary in 2022. Catalina Lauf won the primary with 31% of the vote. Altman supported Lauf in her run against Foster in the general election. Lauf recieved more votes than any other challenger to Foster, getting 43% of the vote with 115,069 votes to Fosters 149,172 proving it would have to be a woman to win that seat in 2024.
Lauf has left Illinois and moved out west and stated she has no desire to run for the 11th Congressional District again, however she still wants to seek federal political office in her new home state.
Altman stated her plan is to take the problems that exist now, created by the Democrats to the people. She contributes a bad economy and a super recession to mismanagement by the Democrat leadership under Biden. Inflation is at a record high and people are losing their jobs and homes. Crime is rampant, and she sees it first-hand in areas in her district such as Aurora, Naperville, and Bolingbrook. Altman describes that the 11th district has been forgotten and the people no longer have a voice with Foster as their representative.
The 11th District was formerly the 14th, that former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was elected to. Foster was first elected in 2008 to the 14th and after the 2010 redistricting, it became the 11th District. Foster has been in office for 15 years, with no plans to retire. Altman wants to change that. Altman herself believes in term limits.
When asked why she is running, Susan stated: “I've had no desire to run for political office but as a mother, I'm witnessing the fall of this country, and it was time someone did something to fix the problems that exist right now. It's for the future of all our children. You see what is happening with our economy and there is no relief. Crime is out of control. Our seniors and veterans have been forgotten, and it breaks my heart. My plan as a Conservative is to reign in spending for proxy wars overseas and the false narrative of climate change. That money belongs to the people of the United States to spend at home.”
Altman was asked how she would resolve these issues and help her community:
" First, fiscal responsibility. Spending within our means without raising taxes, The government bureaucracy is making the decisions and not Congress, and it should be the other way around. For far too long, the American people have been given a bad deal, meanwhile they are penalized time again with new taxes and over regulation. Our companies have fled to China with American jobs, and we are no longer self dependent and that goes for energy and oil. I tend to change this by being America First, making our country strong again. I actually want to help my constituents and to be their voice in Congress, providing to them the representation that they rightfully deserve"
Like it or not, Altman is making things happen with her plan for the 11th District. We are looking forward to following her campaign as she looks to unseat Foster.
Below is her official campaign announcement and more policy points of her plan to rescue America.
My plan is to reduce the size of the government by working with my Senate partners, including the incoming Republican President. This will comprise America First Policies that include reductions in foreign spending. We should not be financing proxy wars such as Ukraine or the false narrative of climate change. I will cut taxes to curb inflation brought up on us by the Democratic agenda. This includes bringing back business to America, which will stimulate the country with jobs. Jobs means spending. This can be done easily by tax cuts for industry.
We need to begin to regulate federal agencies. The ATF needs to be folded into in to the FBI. For far too long, we have suffered through their ineffective enforcement. As for the FBI, it needs a complete overhaul to remove itself as operating as an independent political investigative arm of the liberals.
The Department of Education needs to be abolished. It's a waste of tax dollars and the federal government should not be dictating local education policy with threats of withholding of federal funding if they fail to fall in line with social activist liberal policies. This money can be easily distributed by the Treasury without attached politics.
Americans require relief. It's time to slash the income tax. We need to restructure the IRS code to benefit the American citizens and not the government. The biggest problem we face is the Federal Reserve, that should be eliminated. This is a government mandated private bank setting the credit policy of the United States. Only then can we focus on focusing on credits, deductions, and exemptions. For far too long, this bureaucracy of the IRS has audited innocent citizens due to politics, and it needs to stop. We need to overhaul this unit of government before it's too late.
I am pro-life. However, the rights of abortion policies should rest solely with the states. Most states in the union oppose abortion. A few hundred opinions in Congress shouldn't dictate the lives of innocent unborn babies.
I'm a pro-legal immigration. There is a pathway to enter the United States through our State Department Visa process. Any other way, I am against. There are certain refugee situations to be considered, however mass illegal immigration should not be allowed. We are a nation of laws. For the illegal aliens that are in custody, there already exists a process of repatriation to their home countries. Many are welcome to apply for asylum, but that is up to a screening process that needs to be carefully vetted. I support finishing the wall and continuing enforcement of illegal immigration.