Press Release

Congresswoman Underwood Announces Formation of New PAC and Endorsement of State and Local Candidates

OSWEGO, IL — Today, U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) announced she is endorsing several candidates under her newly established Political Action Committee (PAC) the Farm Team PAC, which is dedicated to electing exceptional candidates to state and local office across the 14th congressional district.


“The 2020 election is an important opportunity to elect leaders who will drive progress forward for northern Illinois families. I am honored to support this cohort of exceptional candidates who are committed to honoring our community’s values of accountability, transparency and ethical leadership as they serve in all positions, from the statehouse to county boards. The Farm Team PAC will be a steady partner with these candidates, ensuring they are well equipped with the resources and strategic investments to win,” Underwood said.


Under the Farm Team PAC, Underwood is supporting the following candidates from DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.

Carissa Casbon, Lake County Board Dist. 7

Nancy Glissman, McHenry County Board, Dist. 6

Maura Hirschauer, State Rep. Dist. 49

Ryan Kauffman, Kendall County Circuit Clerk

Anthony Magliari, Kendall County Board Dist. 1

Ken Mejia-Beal, State Rep. Dist. 42

Josh Orr, DeKalb County Board Dist. 3

Nick Palmer, Will County Executive

Martha Paschke, State Rep. Dist. 65

Court Schuett, DeKalb County Board Dist. 11

Larry Spaeth, McHenry County Board Dist. 6

Paul Stoddard, State Rep. Dist. 70

Karina Villa, State Senate Dist. 25

Anna Wilhelmi, DeKalb County State’s Attorney


About the Farm Team PAC

The Farm Team PAC is dedicated to supporting exceptional candidates running for state and local offices across the 14th Congressional district in Illinois. Congresswoman Underwood launched the Farm Team PAC in September of 2019 to support candidates in various local offices including — the statehouse, county office, county boards, and judicial courts. The Farm Team PAC will recruit, train, and financially support candidates in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. Learn more about the Farm Team PAC at