The Following is a Statement from State Senator Toi Hutchinson on the Special Election to Replace Congressman Jackson:
I want to thank Congressman Jackson for his past service.
As a long-time resident of the second Congressional District, where my husband and I have raised our three children, I believe we deserve a strong leader in Congress who will protect Social Security and Medicare and fight to bring new jobs.
Over the coming days, I’ll be speaking with my family, neighbors and community leaders, whom I’ve known and worked with for years, to explore a campaign for Congress.
In the State Senate, I’ve fought for our schools and to make our communities safer by preventing sexual assault. And in Springfield, I’ve always led by example, cutting my own pay and benefits.
I’ll have more to say in the coming days. I wish our families a happy Thanksgiving and pray for those who are fighting for our country abroad and can not celebrate at home.