Rockford, IL – The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets PAC, is today backing Jonathan Logemann for Congress, from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.
“The biggest thing that’s lacking in our politics right now is a universal sense of loyalty to community and country, especially from Republican politicians,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets PAC. “We need more people like Jonathan, whose life has mostly been in service to Rockford, and America. We need people like Jonathan who understand that there are things bigger than one’s self, and who have the skills, the smarts, and the ability to deliver for their communities. Finally, we need people who understand the threats we face, and can bring an authoritative voice to Washington on how to keep this country secure. As a teacher, a soldier, and community leader, Jonathan brings all of that to the table, and we’re proud to back him.”
Jonathan Logemann is a high school business and economics teacher, and Afghanistan War Veteran.
Wanting to do more for his community and country, Jonathan enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard, following in the footsteps of his uncle, a Navy Chaplain, and his grandfather, an Air Force tail gunner who flew in numerous combat missions in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
Jonathan was called up to serve his country in Afghanistan, where he led advising missions with the Afghan National Police. Both experiences taught him valuable leadership skills he uses today as the 2nd Ward Alderman for Rockford, where he and his wife, Sarah, who is also a teacher, are raising their two daughters.
During his time in city government, Jonathan has supported projects bringing more than 1,000 jobs to Rockford, helped increase diversity on city boards, expanded access to affordable preschool and supported establishing a tuition-free college partnership between Northern Illinois University and qualifying Rockford Public Schools students.
Jonathan is running for Congress because, as a teacher, alderman, and veteran, he’s served children and families and he’s worked to protect the rights and freedoms of Americans from all walks of life.