VIDEO: “Cheri Bustos is one of the most ardent advocates, not just in the state of Illinois but across the country, to help municipalities and counties secure the federal funding they need so that we can provide those critical core services that you need and deserve.”
ROCKFORD – Today, Mayor Tom McNamara announced his endorsement of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos for re-election, citing her support to municipalities across Northwest and Central Illinois, and in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Tom McNamara, the son of the late Mayor John McNamara, has served as Mayor of Rockford since 2017.
“I support Cheri Bustos for Congress,” said Mayor McNamara. “Cheri Bustos has helped secure tens of millions of dollars of federal assistance for our own Rockford International Airport. Our Rockford International Airport, with the help of Cheri Bustos, is the fastest growing cargo airport on the face of the planet.”
“I spoke to Cheri Bustos about the need we have in our community to support survivors of domestic violence,” he continued. “Without hesitation, Cheri stepped up and helped us secure federal funding so that we could open a family justice center right here in Rockford, that not only supports but provides hope to survivors of domestic violence. Without her assistance, we would not have been able to open our family justice center. Most recently, as we’re facing this unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, she has shown she doesn’t care about big money politics—she cares about the small businesses, the businesses on Main Street who needed federal assistance. She helped secure those dollars for our local businesses. She also helped secure funding for our local residents so that they can stay in their homes.”
“She is also one of the most ardent advocates, not just in the state of Illinois but across the country, to help municipalities and counties secure the federal funding they need so that we can provide those critical core services that you need and deserve,” Mayor McNamara concluded. “I support Cheri Bustos and I urge you to join me in supporting Cheri Bustos.”
“Mayor McNamara cares deeply about the Rockford residents that he serves, and works tirelessly to improve their lives and livelihood. I am beyond grateful for his support,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “I look forward to continuing to work with Tom and other leaders across Northwest and Central Illinois to deliver on the kitchen-table issues that matter most to the hardworking families that we represent.”
Now in her fourth term representing Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is a leader in the fight to lower health care costs, rebuild our region’s infrastructure, help Illinoisans weather the COVID-19 pandemic, work to safely reopen the economy and deliver real results for hardworking families across Northwest and Central Illinois.