Cuban American Evenly Sanguinetti, the former Republican Illinois Lt. Governor and FIU graduate, has announced she will run for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 6th District of Illinois.
Former Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti announced Monday that she will run for the state’s 6th District, a longtime Republican stronghold captured last year by Democrat Sean Casten.
“I really wanted to see Sean Casten be the voice this district needed when he won election last November,” the Republican said at a morning announcement in her hometown of Wheaton, according to a campaign press release. “Unfortunately, all we have is another politician cozying up to progressives and socialists in support of increased taxes and expanded government — when he should be fighting for the district he was sent to represent.”
Sanguinetti, the daughter of an Ecuadorian immigrant father and Cuban refugee mother, served as the state’s first Hispanic lieutenant governor from 2015 to 2019. Before that, she was a Wheaton city councilwoman, an assistant Illinois attorney general and an adjunct law professor.
Cuban Americans continue to show their political talent not only in South Florida, but all over the country.