McGraw declares candidacy for Illinois Congress District 3
Business owner, husband and father, and “real world” Republican Ken McGraw, running to represent District 3, recently depicted his desire to serve as Congressman — revealing his Illinois roots, strong work ethic and small business advocacy.
McGraw was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and comes from a modest background. His father was a Local 597 pipe fitter who also served in the U.S. Air Force, while his mother ran her own business. Married and the father of two, McGraw shared that he was raised to work hard, practice self-reliance and rely on faith.
Having owned his own business for the majority of his working life, McGraw draws on his own “real world experience, of starting from the bottom, and reaching for the top,” as a “classic American story [that] I aim to duplicate in the lives of those around me.”
McGraw’s agenda supports term limits, lower taxes, strong national defense and legal immigration, among other issues.
“I believe in empowering the individual and small business for success, not enlarging a system of dependence on government,” McGraw said. “Government is a tool of the people, to achieve the goals and meet the needs of its constituents. Government should not overburden and regulate the lives of its people and industry.”
A Homer Glen resident, McGraw filed for candidacy on May 31 — in time to qualify by the Illinois board of elections — but an objection filed on June 6 is pending.