Valerie Burd for 50th District
Illinois House of Representatives
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Yorkville, IL 60560
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Valerie talking to the citizens of Elburn, IL at the Elburn Days Parade
- For the next four months, until election day on Nov. 4, Valerie will be walking around the 50th District, meeting as many residents as possible. If you see her - come up and say hi. Ask questions. Tell her your opinions.
End of Summer Fundraiser Extravaganza Sept. 20 from 1 to 7 p.m. at 12200 River Rd. (just west of Eldamain Rd. on the Fox River). This is a view from the riverbank. Five acres to enjoy, 360 feet of riverbank. Live band from 4 to 7 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers & brats. Bag competition, raffle. Tickets are $25 each, or $40 for a family. You can get a fishing license for $5.50 (residents) or $10.50 (non-residents) from Freeman's Sports, 129 E. Hydraulic, Yorkville (just east of the Bicentennial Riverfront Park) or call them at 630-553-0515 and reserve a canoe to paddle down the Fox River to our picnic event. Freeman's will pick up the canoes. Come on out for some fun and support Illinois State Representative candidates Valerie Burd and Martha Shugart and incumbent Kendall County Board member Amy Cesich. For tickets, call 553-7510.
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Upcoming Event!!
Friends for Valerie Burd to walk precincts on Saturday's until November
Anyone interested in helping keep a moderate woman as the State Representative in the 50th District is encouraged to join Friends for Valerie Burd at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in front of Foxy’s Ice Cream Parlor, 131 E. Hydraulic St., Yorkville.

Burd, who is running as the Democratic candidate for the seat being vacated by retiring State Rep. Kay Hatcher, is a former ward 2 alderman and mayor of the United City of Yorkville. She currently is on US Senator Mark Kirk’s Women’s Advisory Board and on the Kendall County Board of Health’s Environmental Advisory Board. She is the owner of Positive Media Solutions, Inc., which does community guides and maps.

Burd and volunteers will be walking precincts in targeted areas of Plano, Montgomery, and up in Kane County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, canvassing voters and encouraging them to turn out for the Nov. 4 election.

“I have a daughter and two sons-in-law on active duty,” Burd says.

“They’ve done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are many other people who have sons, daughters and loved one either on active duty or veterans, who have put their lives on the line so that we can live in a free country. I would hope voters will support me, but if they can’t, my message as I knock on doors is, pick the person who best meshes with your views, then get out and vote for them. It’s the least we can do, when others do so much.”

Friends for Valerie Burd will be holding walking “Blitzes” each weekend until the Nov. 4 election. Anyone who can’t make this Saturday’s walkathon is invited to come out on any of the following weekends and join in. For more information, call 630-553-7510 or email or go to the campaign Facebook page at
Why am I running?
I consider myself a moderate/Independent voter who supports the current State Rep. Kay Hatcher. I believe in supporting the best individual, and have never voted down a party line before. I also believe strongly in working with people from all perspectives and political beliefs towards compromise.
I decided to run because I love our country, our Constitution and the political process. I hear so many people saying negative things about politicians – wanting to kick them all out of office. But when we look back in our history and see the leaders who have stepped forward when we needed them most to solve our problems, we have to feel that God has blessed us many times. There are many good people, Democrats and Republicans, working to solve the problems we are facing. We need to support these people, not the ones who are trying to tear us part.