The Only Democratic Candidate Running
for the Will County Board in District 2
I am Amanda Koch, the Democratic candidate running for Will County Board. I am running for District 2, which covers Frankfort, Green Garden, Manhattan, and part of Tinley Park. I am a wife, and mother of a three year old daughter, Violet. I am a long-time resident of my community.
I served in the US Army for nearly twelve years, including two combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan where I served as a Military Police Officer. I also attended Eastern Illinois University's teaching program. I continued my public service as an eighth grade teacher in a Title 1 district. I am currently taking a break from teaching after the birth of my daughter. However, my desire to serve is as strong as ever. I have devoted my life to public service, and I want to continue serving in a new capacity.
My husband, Dan, has spent 17 years in the Army and is still serving, having gone on four combat tours. He is also a proud working member of the Local 597 Pipefitters. My family is my motivation and support system. My grandmother lives with us, and helps us care for our daughter while my husband and I work. We all believe in truth, fairness, and service. My family is a strong team with a shared goal, and more importantly, we know what it means to sacrifice for the good of others.
I know politics is a battle, but I am battle tested. I am ready to fight for my community. I am a hard worker, and I understand what is required to run a strong campaign. 2018 will be a pivotal race for Democrats, and if we work hard we can swing the political pendulum back our way. I look forward to being the first female in 28 years to be elected to this district seat!