SCHAUMBURG, Ill., (August 17, 2015) – Today, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA-33rd) endorsed Raja Krishnamoorthi’s campaign for Congress in the 8th District of Illinois.
Rep. Lieu, the Freshman Class President of the House, said in his endorsement, “I am proud to endorse Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress in the 8th District of Illinois because Raja shares my commitment to helping everyday Americans succeed. In Congress, Raja will help working families reach and hold on to economic security by making college more affordable, raising the minimum wage and fighting for equal pay. Raja has run a strong campaign, and is positioned to win the race for the 8th District. I look forward to working with him in Congress.”
Raja has been called the “favorite” in the race to succeed Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, who is vacating the 8th District seat, in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, to run for U.S. Senate.
Krishnamoorthi currently serves as President of Sivananthan Labs and Episolar, Inc., small businesses that sell products in the national security and renewable energy industries. He is a co-founder of InSPIRE, a non-profit organization that provides training to Illinois students and veterans in solar technology, and was formerly Vice-Chairman of the Illinois Innovation Council, whose mission is to promote innovative technologies that support economic growth and job creation in Illinois.
Krishnamoorthi resides in Schaumburg with his wife, Priya, and their two sons.