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Petzel seeking Dem nod in 6th Dist.

Geoffrey Petzel Democratic primary candidate 6th Congressional District | Submitted Photo

Geoffrey Petzel, Democratic primary candidate in 6th Congressional District | Submitted Photo

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Updated: January 23, 2012 4:11AM

A former Carpentersville man has announced that he will be a Democratic candidate for the newly drawn 6th Congressional District.

Geoffrey Petzel of Lake Zurich said in his announcement Wednesday that he wants “to fight for our communities and to fight to preserve the American dream even when our leaders in Washington ignore our cries.”

Petzel said he owns a small business that purchases run-down homes and rebuilds them. He also is executive director of the not-for-profit Friends of the Fox River, based in West Dundee.

Petzel said he would focus on job creation by supporting infrastructure spending to rebuild roads, bridges and public transit systems.

The 6th District’s current office holder, Republican Peter Roskam of Wheaton, “hasn’t fought for us,” Petzel stated.

His website is

The remapped 6th Congressional District forms a roughly drawn, warped horseshoe that includes portions of Kane, DuPage, Cook, Lake and McHenry counties. It contains all or parts of towns from Lake Zurich in the north to Willowbrook in the south, including the local communities of Algonquin, Bartlett, Carpentersville, East and West Dundee, Elgin, Gilberts, Lake in the Hills, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, St. Charles and Wayne.

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