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Nikki Budzinski




RACE: Budzinski is running to fill the open seat left by retiring incumbent GOP Rep. Rodney Davis. The IL-13 district includes Peoria and parts of southern Illinois and has traditionally voted GOP. This will be a tight race to win but Budzinski is endorsed by IL Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth as well as other leading Democrats at the federal and state level.

VOTING RECORD: Not available



PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, BA Political Science, History, 1999

OCCUPATION: Chief of Staff, U.S. Office of Management & Budget, Consultant



  • U.S. Office of Management & Budget, Chief of Staff, 2021-Present
  • President, Budzinski & Partners, LLC, 2020-2021
  • Senior Advisor, Office of the Governor of Illinois, 2019-2020
  • Executive Director, Pritzker/Stratton Transition Committee, 2018-2019
  • Senior Advisor, JB for Governor, 2017-2018
  • Labor Outreach Director, Hillary for America, 2015-2016
  • Associate Director Legislative & Political Action Department, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, 2008-2015
  • Political Representative, International Association of Fire Fighters, 2005-2008
  • Iowa Political Director, Chris Dodd for President, 2007-2008



  • Firmly believes that a strong U.S.-Israel relationship is paramount
  • Supports a two-state solution 
  • Committed to the survival of Israel as a Jewish State
  • Opposes BDS movement



  • 100% pro-choice - believes a woman should be able to make her own reproductive health care decisions without interference from the government or anyone else
  • Committed to defending the protections offered by Roe v Wade
  • Supports repealing the Hyde Amendment, which limits reproductive health care services to low-income women
  • Committed to protect Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health organizations from efforts to defund their services


In Her Own Words

"In Congress, I will be a steadfast advocate for a woman's right to choose, so that all women, in Illinois and around the country, are able to access the health care services they need." 1 


Interesting Facts

Became committed to public service after interning for Rep. Dick Gephardt, Sen. Paul Simon, and Planned Parenthood

Worked for the IAFF Firefighters' union to make sure first responders had the equipment, training, and health protections they need

Senior Advisor on Labor Issues for Gov. JB Pritzker, and successfully led the charge to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour