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DuPage County Board member Khouri to formally announce congressional bid

DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri will formally announce her bid for the U.S. House of Representatives at a fundraiser Aug. 30.
DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri will formally announce her bid for the U.S. House of Representatives at a fundraiser Aug. 30.

DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri will formally announce her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives on Aug. 30, according to her campaign Facebook page.

Khouri will be running against incumbent Bill Foster, D-Naperville, to represent the 11th Congressional District, which covers parts of Aurora, Darien, Naperville, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Downers Grove and other areas.

The second-term District 5 board member and Aurora resident has had a campaign website up and running for several weeks and has received more than $100,000 in donations and given herself over $200,000 in loans, according to the Federal Election Commission, but had yet to officially and publicly declare she was seeking the seat.

Khouri and her husband, Joe, founded and own Green T Services and is on several county board committees, including chairing the ad-hoc mass transit and economic development committees. She is also on the board of directors for Choose DuPage, the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau and the DuPage Workforce Board.

Foster was considered a possible candidate for a 2016 U.S. Senate race, but instead opted to run for re-election. He beat out former state Rep. Darlene Senger for the seat in 2014.

The "Yummy Chicken Dinner" announcement and fundraising event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 30 at Frontier Park's East Pavilion at 3380 Cedar Glad Road in Naperville. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.toniakhouri.com.

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