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Angie Normoyle Is Running For Congress

Angie Normoyle. Democratic Candidate for Congress
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Angie Normoyle. Democratic Candidate for Congress

A Moline woman has decided to run for Congress. Angie Normoyle, who is currently a member of the Rock Island County board, announced her candidacy as a Democrat on Monday for IIlinois' 17th District.

She decided to run to make a difference in the lives of working and middle-class families, and thinks that her teaching background is what sets her apart from other candidates.

"One of my strongest points is listening to people and then asking questions to clarify what their concerns are. And that will be very much my approach in this whole campaign, is getting out into all of the different communities in northwest Illinois and listening, asking a lot of questions, and seeing what peoples priorities are. What are they concerned about? What would they like to see happen in Washington?"

Normoyle is concerned about the lack of broadband infrastructure in the 17th District, which became aparent as millions of people were either working or going to school from home during the pandemic.

She also worries about the high cost of child care.

"There's a lot of families that are spending a huge percentage of their income on child care for the Pre-K years. That is a real drain on a lot of families right now. Moms' want to be in the workforce, they want to be contributing, but they are having to balance the high cost of child care with the income that they are able to earn."

So far, there is one other offical Democratic candidate for Illinois' 17th Congressional seat, Jonathan Logemann from Rockford.

McCoy is a Junior at Augustana College majoring in Journalism and Economics. McCoy hopes to be a sports journalist one day.