Galesburg businessman calls on voters to send independent voice to U.S. House
Galesburg businessman Mark Kleine is asking residents of Illinois' 17th Congressional District to send him to Washington as an independent lawmaker who will put their interests first, according to a press release.
“I have seen what vision and commitment to our local area can do to improve things,” Kleine said in the statement. “We need a congressman who has a record of creating jobs. Someone who is focused on what we can accomplish together. Someone who wants to go to Washington, D.C. and work on both sides of the aisle to move our country forward.”
Kleine grew a single John Deer equipment dealership into a six-location business and now runs a real estate development company. He invests in the local community through the Kleine Family Foundation and projects like the recent Pediatric Wellness Center in Western Illinois, which he co-founded with his wife.
“We’ve got to stop the politics and partisan fighting,” Kleine said in his statement. “We should be talking about what we can accomplish together, and we should work hard to promote the impressive people of this region and what they offer to employers. We need to get America working again, and it should start right here in Northwest Illinois. I am focused on getting that job done, not playing politics, and I’m asking you to send me to Washington, D.C. to make it happen.”