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Maureen E. Yates

Democratic Party Candidate for Sixth Congressional District of Illinois

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Maureen E. Yates

Maureen Yates

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The Candidate: Maureen E. Yates

The Race: Democratic Pary candidate taking on incumbent Peter Roskam in the Sixth District of Illinois.

The Competition: Leslie Coolidge, Geoffrey Petzel

The Buzz: A non-profit volunteer, Yates has been an election judge for eight years. She has taken a sabbatical to run for the 6th District. For 29 years, she has volunteered at a non-profit group of homes for the elderly in New York and Broofield, Ill. At the group, she was a board member for 10 years and the state president for four years. Yates has worked in London for five years as a secretary to the president of a chemical company as well as a trade union.
 

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