Marie Newman, Democrat for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District

Newman Announces Her Exploratory Campaign for Congress in the IL CD-03 Democratic Primary

I have launched a discussion tour as a ramp up to a potential campaign for 2020. As you heard me say in the 2018 primary cycle, “we are running with the District, together, as a team” that’s why I’m conducting a discussion tour — to hear from everyone and work together on ideas. From January 2017 to March 2018 we campaigned together — lifting up issues, people, and the community as well as coming within 2% of knocking off an entrenched incumbent.

Donald Trump and Dan Lipinski continue to divide us, work against us, and deliver very little.

It is time to talk issues, discuss ideas, and take power back as a team. I can’t wait to meet you in person or hear from you.

Please contact if you would like to host a discussion in your home or at your favorite coffee spot with me anywhere across the district.

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Contact: Nick Uniejewski at

Meet Marie Newman

Marie Newman is a progressive Democrat and a results-driven advocate who will be a champion for families, workers, the middle class, and a fair economy that works for everyone. As a small business owner, national nonprofit leader, gun safety activist, and economic rights advocate, Marie Newman has spent her life embracing challenges and building coalitions to solve problems.

Marie will stand up for the values we share in the Third District: affordable healthcare for all, a fair economy, empowered workers, advancement for immigrants, thriving small businesses, an educational system that leads to real jobs, and protections for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Born in Beverly and raised in Palos Park, Marie graduated from Carl Sandburg High School and the University of Wisconsin. After years of working for the largest ad agency in the U.S.— where she became a partner at age 31— Marie has held several leadership roles and ran a successful consultancy business. Over the course of more than a decade, Marie consulted for a diverse array of firms, from Fortune 1000 companies to family-owned small businesses and tech startups.

When one of her children was severely bullied in school, Marie founded a national nonprofit program, called Team Up To Stop Bullying to address the problem. Partnering with Sears Holdings Inc., Marie created and became the Managing Director of Team Up to Stop Bullying, a coalition of 70 nonprofits dedicated to anti-bullying solutions. She worked directly with state and federal legislators to make anti-bullying policies a priority and wrote a book with solutions used by schools and parents across the country. Similarly, she has also served as a state and national advocate for commonsense gun safety with Moms Demand Action.



Coming soon: I am on my discussion tour right now and will add your thoughts as we build policy together in the coming months.

Fair Economy

Healthcare for All

Working Families


Thinking Big with Small Business

Fighting Big Money in Politics

Protecting Rights

Job-Focused Education

Contact / Host A Discussion

If you would like to host a discussion or volunteer, please contact