Senator Tom Harkin (D- Iowa), the Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, visited Park Ridge on Sunday to endorse Mo Khan’s campaign for State Representative from Illinois’ 20th House District.
Senator Harkin, a member of Congress for nearly 40 years, met with campaign volunteers and staff at Mo Khan’s campaign office in the heart of “Uptown” Park Ridge. The Senator and Candidate Khan also met with residents of the 20th district. Along the way, they paid a visit to Rodham Corner (the corner of Elm Street and Wisner Street in Park Ridge) – the location of Former First Lady and Former United States Senator Hillary Clinton’s childhood home.
“Senator Harkin is an American Hero,” Khan says. “To have him come out and visit our district and endorse our campaign is an unbelievable honor – I hope to follow in his footsteps and make a difference in the lives of working men and women.”
Khan, a former Traveling Aide to Hillary Clinton, is challenging incumbent Michael McAuliffe for the 20th District seat.
"My campaign is about jobs,” Khan explains. “It’s about the future of the men and women of Illinois – it’s about ensuring that our citizens are prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing high-tech economy.”
Senator Harkin’s endorsement adds to the growing list of elected officials and organizations that are supporting Khan’s candidacy. The list includes: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, The Illinois Federation of Teachers, Personal Pac, Planned Parenthood IL, AFSCME Council 31, Citizen Action Illinois, Asian American Action Fund - Greater Chicago, The Illinois Observer and Maine Township Regular Democratic Organization.
“I’m honored to have received these endorsements, because, together, I believe we can create a brighter future for Illinois,” Khan states.
Mo Khan is a 2003 graduate of Maine South High School, received an Accounting degree from the University of Iowa in 2007 and is in the process of earning a Law degree from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He has previously served as a Traveling Aide to Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Presidential Campaign and as Special Assistant to Alexi Giannoulias during the 2010 U.S. Senate Campaign.