Representation for the working class
begins in the
15th district of Illinois.
Taking Back Congress In:
Phone: (217) 841-3419
Mail: 477 County Road, 2500 North
Mahomet, IL 61853
Carl Spoerer will take a balanced, common-sense approach to representing Illinois’ 15th Congressional District. More interested in public service than partisan politics, Carl would replace Congressman John Shimkus, a 22 year incumbent and Washington insider, who recently made embarrassing national headlines for suggesting that men should not be required to purchase insurance plans that include coverage for women during pregnancy.
Carl believes in common-sense values like honesty, fiscal responsibility and fairness for farmers, miners, Unions, workers and other groups who have been left behind by Washington insiders. . Rather than voting in lockstep with Congressional leaders, Carl will be an independent voice fighting to protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, education, programs critical to farming and mining communities, Unions and provide opportunities and incentives so the young people in our communities will want to stay in Illinois to raise their families. Carl will be an open, accessible representative who will listen to and never forget the needs of working men and women in District 15.
Carl studied business at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He received a degree finance with emphasis on economics. He is an accomplished small businessman. He founded and currently manages a successful telecommunications company. He has also worked in the field of home construction and landscaping.
Carl is well known in the athletic community in central and southern Illinois. After playing rugby for 17 years, he started coaching at the University of Illinois in 2005 and currently coaches the University of Illinois’ Women’s Rugby Team. He also has coached fast pitch softball, girls basketball, boys baseball, football, and boys soccer. Coaching has enabled Carl to work with District students from a wide variety of backgrounds. From time to time he still participates in mixed martial arts utilizing his training in judo, wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Aikido. In the early 90s, Carl worked with the A.C.T.I.O.N. program to help provide mentorship to young men without fathers in their homes. Carl was raised on farms, currently lives in the country, and is an amateur marksman.