U.S. House, IL-17
Litesa Wallace’s experience as a young mom leaving an unhealthy relationship with very few economic resources influenced her policy making and advocacy. She never forgot those struggles that helped make her who she is today and helped lead her to become the first (and only) Black Woman to represent the 67th District in the Illinois General Assembly. She earned a reputation as an adept policy-maker able to lead fellow legislators to support causes she believed in.
Litesa is running because she believes that our nation must hear the voices of “every day”, working class people in the halls of Congress. She has worked tirelessly to amplify the voices of those typically silenced by corporate interests or because they have been marginalized by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and/or ability.