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Chicago Sun-Times – February 12, 2020

Gordon (Jay) Kinzler is endorsed by the Sun-Times in the 6th District congressional Republican primary. 

Gordon (Jay) Kinzler is a kidney transplant surgeon who decided, at the greying age of 49, to join the military. It was a matter, he said, of doing his duty. Kinzler continues to serve as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is a principled conservative of — in his words — “the glass half full kind.”

As president of the Glen Ellyn Park District Board and as a former chairman of the Department of Surgery at Elmhurst Hospital, Kinzler has had to find common ground with people whose lifestyles and views are not his own. “I’m a unifier by nature as a physician,” Kinzler says. “You take care of people.” Washington could stand more of that.

We endorse Kinzler, who could give the Democratic incumbent congressman, Sean Casten, a run for his money in November.

Also running in the Republican primary is former Illinois House member Jeanne Ives, who is not a unifier.

Paid for by the Kinzler for Congress Committee. Dr. Gordon (Jay) Kinzler is an Army Reserve Colonel. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by Dept. of Army or Dept. of Defense. © 2020 Kinzler for Congress. All rights reserved.