Republican to run for U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi's 8th District seat

Jitendra “JD” Diganvker of Schaumburg is running as a Republican for the 8th District U.S. House seat, which is currently held by Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi.[]

ELMHURST – Jitendra “JD” Diganvker of Schaumburg announced Nov. 13 he will run in the Republican primary for the 8th District U.S. House seat, which is currently held by Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi.

The 8th District includes all or parts of Addison, Barrington Hills, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elgin, Elmhurst, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Lombard, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, South Elgin, Streamwood, Villa Park and Wood Dale.

“Immigrating to our great country, my family and I have experienced many highs and lows,” Diganvker said in a campaign news release. “My family came to America to achieve the American dream – to succeed or fail by our hard work and commitment. Today, career politicians have left behind hard-working middle-class Americans. I will be a voice for those very people who have been left behind, because my family is one of them.”

Diganvker is a business entrepreneur and community servant, the release stated.

“I have seen first-hand how burdensome government regulations and rising healthcare costs can discourage the entrepreneurial spirit,” he said in the release. “I am not a politician. While most politicians pass laws yet never feel the effects of their actions, I come from real America. I have felt these struggles and know first-hand the consequences of Washington’s action, and inaction, on issues important to middle-class families. I will be the voice of everyday Americans in Washington."

For more information about Diganvker, visit JDforCongress.com, email info@jdforcongress.com or call 224-595-5005.​