Letter: Thank you, residents of the 14th Congressional District

By on November 18, 2010

To the voters:

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your support. Over the last 14 months, I have worked hard to spread my message of fiscal sanity, and the Nov. 2 victory was a testament to America’s desire for a return to prosperity and an enduring belief in freedom and limited government.

But I couldn’t have done it without the people of the 14th District; I am truly in awe of the incredible outpouring of support my family and I received during the campaign. This victory was my supporters’ even more than it was mine. They believed in what I stood for, and they fought hard for it. I remain amazed by the countless people who volunteered who had never been politically active before. People like these constantly reminded me how important this election was for the future of our nation.

I will never lose sight of the fact that all of you, the residents of the 14th District, are my boss, and this is your Congressional seat. I look forward to working for all of you, and I will always listen to you. Public service is a sacred trust, and I will always expect to be held accountable.

Randy Hultgren
Congressman-elect, 14th District


  1. JamesW

    November 18, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Congressman-elect Hultgren,

    I did not vote for you.

    I believe your business background – employed by an investment firm – is NOT what is needed in our congressman.

    You stated your election was the public’s support for a “limited government”. I hope your knowledge of midterm elections includes the fact that the party in-power is blamed and punished for current ills, regardless of which party is to blame.

    Your first big test is Fermilab. Congressman Bill Foster secured funding for the lab when funds were threatened. You claim Fermilab is a respected employee in your district. But you are also a member of the party that does not support science but would rather buy resultant technologies from other countries. Outsourcing of scientific research.

    Your party also voted in lockstep on every issue since the 2008 elections. We will see if you fall in-line and vote as you’re told to.

    The employees of Fermilab are worried. They are watching you carefully.

    James W.

  2. genekent

    November 26, 2010 at 5:26 AM

    Apparently Hultgren wants to get his paychecks as a State Senator from the people in State of Illinois doing absolutely nothing until Jan 3, 2011 rather than stepping aside so that next guy can be appointed. Maybe it’s legal (is it?) but surely it shows who he cares about most – himself.

    In a mean while, he was busy raising money for his campaign coffer while he was at DC from high power lobbyists, starting with two fundraisers at Covington & Burling, a high paid law firm representing big corperations last week. And he has not even started his term yet. What a crook!

    What did he say during his campaign? Or maybe that’s what should be expected of a toxic assest salesman who lies to get what he wants. So much for taking care of common folks in Illinois.

    People in 14th district elected a WRONG man to send to congress.

  3. hellostuman

    December 20, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    Right James, I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight knowing that someone other than the USA is going to be the ones to prove or disprove “String Theory”! What will we do?