Darlene Ruscitti

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Darlene Ruscitti
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 8
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Regional Superintendent of Schools for DuPage County
Education
Ph.D.Loyola University
Personal
ProfessionRegional Superintendent of Schools for DuPage County
Websites
Campaign website
Darlene Ruscitti was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. Ruscitti withdrew from the race on December 21, 2011. She cited a responsibility to the Illinois Republican Party over her personal political aspirations as the primary reason for her withdrawing.[1] Shortly after withdrawing the Illinois Republican Party announced she was appointed to co-chair its statewide Victory Program.[2]

Biography

Ruscitti earned her doctorate of education from Loyola University. [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 8th congressional district elections, 2012
Darlene Ruscitti for House campaign logo.

Ruscitti was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 8th District. Ruscitti was seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. [4] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Joe Walsh is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.

On December 21, 2011 Ruscitti withdrew from the 2012 race. She cited a responsibility to the Illinois Republican Party over her personal political aspirations as the primary reason for her withdrawing.[1]

Campaign Themes

On her campaign website Ruscitti has 6 leading issues that she is concerned about. They are:[5]

  • The private sector: "...is better at creating jobs than government."
  • Smaller government: "...means more economic growth"
  • "We need to return to a culture of self-reliance."
  • "Everyone should be equal before the law."
  • "Everyone deserves the right to freedom in economic decisions."
  • People we elect are responsible to us: "...the citizens and taxpayers; not union bosses, big corporations, or special interests"

Personal

Ruscitti has been married for 35 years to her husband Bill, a police officer. They live in Bloomingdale, Illinois, and have two adult children. [6]

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