ROCK ISLAND – Today, Illinois State Representative Mike Halpin endorsed Cheri Bustos for re-election, citing her excellent constituent services, work to increase access to affordable and quality healthcare and her support of hardworking Illinois families. Representative Halpin has represented Illinois’ 72nd District–which includes the majority of the Quad Cities and Rock Island County–since 2017.
“I’ve known Cheri for a long time. Even during my first race I had the opportunity to knock doors with Cheri and see how she really connects with people,” said Rep. Halpin. “She has the energy and the drive to really work for her constituents here in Western Illinois, and it’s something I’m extremely proud of.”
“She’s there in Washington, pushing back against efforts to repeal [the Affordable Care Act] and take away healthcare for folks with pre-existing conditions,” Rep. Halpin added. “She’s out there fighting to protect against a national right to work. And she’s out there fighting for union members’ pensions that were taken away because corporate America left them holding the bag. These are all things that I’m supportive of, and I’m proud that Cheri is in Washington fighting on their behalf.”
“Mike has always been an exceptional partner as we work to improve the lives of hardworking Rock Island families, and I am grateful for his support” Congresswoman Bustos said. “I will continue to fight alongside leaders like Mike to rebuild our local economy, support our unions and the good-paying jobs they provide and improve the lives and livelihoods of families across Northwest and Central Illinois.”
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 and work to safely reopen and deliver real results for hardworking families across Northwest and Central Illinois.