I'm Paul Lange

I'm running to represent the people of the new Illinois 15th Congressional District.
I want to give people in this new district a choice and a real voice by fighting for economic opportunity, voting rights and health care.

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Illinois' New 15th Congressional District

Following the 2020 census, Illinois lost one congressional district. The new 15th district was created spanning a large swath of the central portion of the state and incorporating parts of the previous 13th & 15th districts.

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Customers served! 35 15th District Counties
Customers served! 35 Counties Visited

The Issues

Restoring Power to the People

Building an Economy for Everyone

I support the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
These two bills are providing real, tangible benefits to our district, including updates to aging infrastructure, jobs and economic opportunity.

  • The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has benefitted our district through the the NESP or Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program for the Mississippi River.
  • Adams County is using American Rescue Plan funds to help the village of Mendon complete a water and sewer project among other current and proposed projects.

I am also concerned about the corporate cartels and monopolies contributing to runaway inflation. Meat packers and fossil fuel companies are recording record profits while average Americans struggle to get by. Without common sense controls  in place, the race for corporate profits are burying ordinary people under piles of debt.

Strengthening Social Security

Unlike Senator Rick Scott of Florida, who's 'sunsetting' plan could cripple or eliminate Social Security and Medicare as we know them, I support strengthening both.

According to the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees, both funds are at risk of depletion in the next 4-12 years. Even though this does not mean that either program will 'run out of money' at that time, it is important to update and secure these programs for the future.

Hard working Americans have paid into these programs and are absolutely entitled to receiving the benefits they were promised.

Improving Healthcare

It's time to join other industrialized nations in creating a single-payer health care system.

Beyond the health and financial benefits to individuals, this type of system would have far-reaching benefits to businesses and even school districts.

Removing health care concerns from business and school boards, allows them to focus on their core strengths. It also helps level the playing field for our small businesses in attracting talent and keeping jobs in our local economies.

Such a system is projected to bring down medical costs and put health care decisions back in the hands of doctors and patients instead of insurance executives.

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Meet Paul

Born in Maryland, Paul has lived in the Quincy area since 1974.

After his father died in 1961, he experienced the value of a 'hand up' as his mother raised 6 children with determination and the help of Social Security.

Paul is a graduate of Quincy University with a degree in Management Information Systems. 

As commodity broker at D&S Commodities for the past 26 years, he's seen first-hand the real effects government and corporate policies have on the cost of goods for families.

He's running to bring real power back to the people of this district.

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As is correct, Paul recognized the win of his opponent last evening and wished her the best. Despite a redrawing of the District meant to consolidate Republicans, Paul did respectably.
Good service is as good service does. Serve well, Rep. Miller.
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Paul, thanks for giving it your all. I was proud to support your campaign.

Thank you for your thoughtful, issues-based campaign. I heard you on WILL Radio. You represent the best of Democracy.

Thank you, Paul, for all your hard work and running a great campaign. You were my choice, and I'm grateful you gave me a choice.

You ran a wonderful, honest campaign, and my family will continue to support you!

Thank you Paul.

Thank you Paul and your team for running a clean campaign focusing on real issues that affect the citizens of Central Illinois. I’m so proud of you!

30% of the votes in this district is impressive. Particularly since you didn’t say anything negative about Miller. But she won’t ever actually work to represent the district, will never respond to letters, and will continue to press on talking point issues that are not based in reality. She does what she is told to do. I wish we had representation by someone who would advocate for the actual needs of people rather than spreading fear and junk news. We have had non leadership before (though I can remember a time when our representatives did work on behalf of the district thirty years ago), so the thirty percent of us who do not blindly follow a MAGA agenda will just have to wait to have representation we can consider fair and functional.

Thank you. I thought you did a great job. I hope you run again. I'm serious. Keep your signs. It's not as expensive the second time you run.

In the words of my favorite blogger, Jim Wright, “if you want a better nation, be a better citizen.” Thank you Paul for allowing us a choice, to vote for you and be better citizens!

The Democratic voters of IL15 have demonstrated that we can increase our voice in this bright red portion of Illinois. Thank you PAUL LANGE for your hard work and dedication. As a Party, we must continue to demonstrate that we have the best interests of ALL residents of Illinois at heart. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸😎

Paul, you did an absolutely amazing job and Vermilion County Democrats are soooo proud of you!!

I am very unhappy being lumped in this district. Sad !!

Thanks for running, Paul. We all knew it was an uphill battle but you campaigned admirably. To get as many votes as you did here is impressive. Seeing the results, you kept it classy and did the right thing. Thanks again and all the best to you. Maybe we’ll see you again in two years. You’re the better choice anyway.

Thank you, Paul for your honesty, steadfastness and integrity! With your deep understanding of the complexities of the issues, we knew we could put our trust in you to represent us. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Now we hold Miller’s feet to the FIRE🔥

Thank you for trying the impossible, Paul. We in IL-15 will be forever grateful.

Paul, such a pleasure to meet you. You did a remarkable job getting out as many votes as you did. You visited all counties and that is going the distance. Thank you for running this improbable race. So nice to have a democrat on my ballot.

Shortly after the new Congess convenes I truly hope you announce your candidacy for the 2024 election. We need you....badly. It just can't be that no one runs against such a poorly qualified person as Mary Miller.

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Behind every Facebook Post are the faces, minds, hearts and hopes of Paul and a few dedicated volunteers. I speak as one of these few assigned to do this Facebook task with Paul. Paul is an outstanding, thougtful and sincere Candidate. It has been our honor to serve this Good Person, who wishes to serve District 15. Thank you, Paul, for the privilege. ... See MoreSee Less

Election Day - tomorrow. A strong and commited process in all 35 counties! Moultrie, McDonough and Vermilion: your turn. Do you best. Your effort is much appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less

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