Tonia Khouri Endorsements & Quotes

“Ten years before Tonia Khouri decided to run for office, she and her husband started a business in her basement that has grown to over 100 employees. She has long been a friend of the business community and recently as a DuPage County Board member has implemented county programs meant to strengthen the economy. Khouri has pledged to continue to fight against the progressive income tax and implementation of the services tax. NACPAC is proud to endorse Ms. Khouri and look forward to working with her in the future.”

~ Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce NACPAC endorsement, October 22, 2014

“We believe that your leadership and initiatives as a DuPage County Board Member over the past years have greatly benefited our communities, and have proven that you are the best person for that position. We consider you to be a valued friend of our organization and a supporter of the issues that are of great concern to the Greek-American community.”

~ United Hellenic Voters of America endorsement, October 20, 2014

“As chairwoman of the county’s economic development committee, Khouri has been a strong voice for attracting and retaining businesses in DuPage and helped launch an initiative to assist unemployed and displaced workers train for and obtain jobs in manufacturing. More impressively, as chairwoman of the county’s mass transit committee, she has taken an active role in pushing for more public transit funding and additional money for Pace bus service. She deserves another term as a strong-willed advocate for the district that includes all or parts of Aurora, Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville and Woodridge.”

~Daily Herald endorsement, October 15, 2014

“Cronin praised County Board member Tonia Khouri (R-Aurora) for her work as the County Board’s Economic Development Committee chairwoman, saying that “no one has done it (their job) with more gusto” than Khouri.”

~Naperville Sun, September 23, 2014

Committee head and county board member Tonia Khouri said she was glad Dillard was leading the authority and appreciated the long-term planning.

“One of the main functions of my committee was to fight for discretionary funding for DuPage County and the collar counties, so we were happy to see that Metra was to receive 39 percent of the surplus of discretionary funding this year,” she said. “It’s ongoing, we’ll take what we can get, but [DuPage County Board Chairman Dan] Cronin and I and many, many other people have been fighting for that, so it’s been nice seeing it happen.”

~Suburban Life, September 17, 2014

“The hard-working taxpayers of DuPage County deserve to have representatives who work on their behalf and in their best interest,” she said. “And this progressive tax is not in their best interest or the best interest of the economic development of DuPage County.”

~Suburban Life, February 12, 2014