VoteVets PAC Endorse Linda Chapa LaVia as part of their Emerging Leaders Program
Aurora, IL – VoteVets PAC endorses Linda Chapa LaVia as part of their Emerging Leaders Program. The Emerging Leaders Program was started to encourage and support veterans who are running for state and local offices.
VoteVets was founded in 2006 and is supported by over 450,000 veterans, military family members and their supporters. The mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns to give a voice to veterans on matters of national security, veterans’ care, and every day issues that affect the lives of those who served, and their families.
“Based on your previous commitment of service to our nation and to the State of Illinois as Representative of the 83rd District, I have no doubt that you will provide great leadership and service to your fellow veterans, your community, and all of the citizens of the City of Aurora,” said Jon Soltz, Chairman of the VoteVets PAC and an Iraq War Veteran.
“I am honored and humbled to earn the support of VoteVets PAC,” said Chapa LaVia. “As a former Army officer and chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee I’ve prided myself on standing up for Veterans. As Mayor, I will work as hard as possible to make sure veterans feel welcomed and receive the services they deserve in our great city.”
VoteVets PAC join a growing list of elected officials and organizations supporting Chapa LaVia’s campaign, which include: Senator Linda Holmes, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Former Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Democratic nominee for Comptroller Susanna Mendoza, the Painters District Council 30, Bricklayers Administrative District Council #1, National Association Letter Carriers Branch #219, AFT Local 604, Sheet Metal Workers Locals 265 & 73, Automobile Mechanics Local 701, Laborers Local 582, and the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association.
Chapa LaVia is a lifelong resident of Aurora, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was first elected to the Illinois House in 2002. While serving in the House she has been a leader on education issues, has stood up for veterans, and has delivered millions of dollars to Aurora helping to improve the quality of life for its residents.