“Cong. Bustos and her team cares about our communities. I appreciate both Mayor Viglietta and Cong. Bustos for what they do, and wish Cheri well in her bid for re-election. She has my vote.”
ROCK ISLAND – In case you missed it: Dorothy Shearer, a resident of Lanark in Carroll County, Illinois, penned a letter expressing her support for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ (IL-17) re-election following the endorsement of Lanark Mayor, Ken Viglietta.
In her letter of support, Shearer cited Cheri and her office’s ability to provide excellent constituent services on multiple occasions to her diabetic granddaughter and great grandson after being denied a medical card. Shearer also noted her granddaughter not only received what she needed, but was also refunded for her medical expenses due to the assistance provided by Cheri’s office.
You can read her letter in support of Congresswoman Bustos here and below:
I wanted to thank my Mayor Ken Viglietta of Lanark for endorsing Congresswoman Cheri Bustos in her bid for re-election.
I have a granddaughter who developed diabetes at the age of 11, and so grew up with a medical card. My granddaughter eventually had a little boy, my great-grandson, and moved from Whiteside County to Carroll County. After that move, she was denied her medical card for herself and my great grandson. Like many in this predicament, she tried to get along with less insulin but could not; she was getting sick a lot.
I sent Ms. Bustos a message stating what was going on and asking if she could help? I worked with Cong. Bustos’s staff and they helped to get all the papers ready for Carroll County. My granddaughter received what she needed and was refunded all the money she spent on medical aid.
Sometime earlier this year my granddaughter sought support from Cong. Bustos’s office and, again, received it. Cong. Bustos and her team cares about our communities. I appreciate both Mayor Viglietta and Cong. Bustos for what they do, and wish Cheri well in her bid for re-election. She has my vote.
Now in her fourth term representing Illinois’ 17th Congressional District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is a leader in the fight to lower health care costs, rebuild our region’s infrastructure, help Illinoisans weather the COVID-19 pandemic and work to safely reopen, and deliver real results for hardworking families across Northwest and Central Illinois.