Costello Endorses Baricevic for Congress
Belleville, IL—Feb. 28th, 2016–Saying that “CJ Baricevic will fight for working families, good paying jobs, and support the mission at Scott Air Force Base,” thirteen-term former area Congressman Jerry Costello today strongly endorsed Democrat CJ Baricevic (Bar-civic) for the 12th congressional district seat currently held by Congressman Mike Bost.
In endorsing Baricevic, Costello said, “CJ Baricevic shares my belief that we need to end the partisan bickering in Washington and put the interests of working families, not politicians and special interests, first. CJ is also committed—as I was—with creating jobs and rebuilding our roads, bridges, and infrastructure to build a strong America for the 21st century. With strong roots in this District, CJ will bring energy, fresh ideas, and an unwavering dedication to improve the lives of working families. I enthusiastically support CJ Baricevic for Congress.”
Congressman Costello represented this region in Congress from 1988-2013.
“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of Congressman Costello,” said Baricevic in receiving Costello’s endorsement. For over two decades, Congressman Costello worked tirelessly in a bi-partisan manner to improve the lives of the people of this District. His accomplishments were many. Thanks to Congressman Costello, tens of thousands of area jobs were created, many of the roads, bridges, and mass transit we travel on today were built, Scott Air Force Base was strengthened, and airline safety was improved. We are a stronger and safer country because of the work of Congressman Costello and I am most thankful for his support.”