Justin is running as a write-in candidate for Illinois' 3rd Congressional District seat.  

If there are a handful of key races across the country to watch this November, this is one of them. All eyes will be on the choice voters make in this district. Here’s why:

***

One of the candidates whose name is on the ballot is an avowed neo-Nazi, a proud racist, and a Holocaust denier. His name is Arthur Jones. He is a bigot who does not reflect the 3rd District's commitment to American values. He received nearly 21,000 votes in the March primary - in his own words, he "snookered" voters. His admitted agenda includes reintroducing legally mandated segregation and anti-Semitism into American communities. If you still aren’t convinced that racial and religious discrimination are the cornerstone of Jones’ campaign, know that Jones also openly opposes the civil rights of women and the LGBTQ community.

***

The other candidate on the ballot is Dan Lipinski. While a decent man, Lipinski is a total bench player in Congress.  For 13 years, Lipinski has watched from the safety of the sidelines as matters of consequence to the 3rd District are debated on the Floor of the House of Representatives. He has missed one opportunity after another to advocate for our District.  In his 13 years in Congress, Lipinski has been the primary sponsor of only three unremarkable bills that have been signed into law - and one of them was a bill to rename a post office.  He is completely absent from the scrutiny of the media and he lends no voice to the national conversation. Voters only hear from Dan Lipinski when he's running for reelection. 

Justin will bring energy and leadership back to this District, and give his constituents a strong voice.

***

Both of these candidates are hoping voters won’t pay close attention - Jones to the fact that he is a Nazi, and Lipinski to the fact that he has been ineffective as a lawmaker. And with our national political discourse more inflamed than ever, that’s unacceptable. It’s time for a change.

***

Justin Hanson has the experience and heart to restore our District’s voice through statesmanship in Congress. He served as a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney, where he earned a reputation across Chicago’s legal community for fairness, excellence, and constructive problem solving. As a volunteer, he taught constitutional law and civil rights to grade school and high school students in Chicago Public Schools located in Back of the Yards and West Lawn. He serves on the Village of La Grange Design Review Commission and is a member of the Lyons Township Community Advisory Council. Before becoming an attorney, Justin worked on Capitol Hill as a policy analyst for Congressional leadership. His very first job was sweeping warehouses and unloading brick in a Bridgeview brickyard. He was 14.

***

Justin is a proud husband and father, and is in love with his family. He and his wife, Lindsay, are absolutely dedicated to ensuring a future that is happy, bright, strong, and equal for their daughter and all women. They are equally committed to raising their son to understand the power of empathy, and to be an advocate for equality and fairness.

Justin has a track record of hard work, public service, and integrity. His career experiences have given him a front row seat to our nation’s legislative process and judicial system. He knows what it takes to speak up for citizens. And he is tirelessly devoted to doing what is right.

It will take a candidate like Justin, dedicated to the good of the District and the country before any political party, to begin to break the partisan gridlock that continues to grip Congress.

***

Even one vote for a Nazi is one too many. We need your help to ensure extreme racism and bigotry have no place in American governance, and that voters of the 3rd District truly have a choice when they step into the voting booth in November.

Help us support new leadership to defeat Nazism, reject passive representation, and restore statesmanship to American politics. Support Justin’s write-in candidacy.


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Justin has the capability, courage, and integrity to ably represent the 3rd District in the United States Congress. Write him in on Nov. 6! It’s easy, and will be the best vote you’ll ever cast, one that will be an investment in the future.”

  • endorsed

    “Justin Hanson is a breath of fresh air in today's aura of politically stale news. He brings a renewed sense of pride in country, and is unafraid to take a stand for what he believes in. We think all voters in the 3rd congressional district will be well served by this outstanding young man.”

  • endorsed

    “Justin Hanson possesses the integrity needed in today’s political climate. Voters in the 3rd Congressional District have an opportunity to express their disappointment with candidates that embrace divisive politics or ones who believe that political positions are part of a family heritage. Save a postage stamp and write in Justin Hanson in the November election to send a candidate that will truly represent the 3rd Congressional District.”

  • endorsed

    “I have been reading comments on Justin regarding his character, his fairness, his work ethic and other great personal traits. All qualities I wanted to write about Justin having, and more. To say I’m proud of him is an understatement. If you know him, you know he is the best candidate in this race. If you don’t know him, I hope you’ll take the time to come to know who he is and the message he has for us.”

  • endorsed

    “Justin Hanson is the type of young, intelligent, energetic, and bipartisan leaders our country needs to get past the gridlock in Congress today. His willingness to look at issues, not from a red or blue "party line" attitude, but as independent and important considerations is a breath of fresh air. The fact that our choices in the 3rd are an entrenched legacy politician and a legit Nazi is a joke. Let's show Washington and the world we're sick of political infighting and ready for problem solving and compromise by voting for Justin!”

  • endorsed

    “I am incredibly biased, of course, but I endorse my husband Justin for this awesome endeavor. He's smart, passionate, dedicated to public service, sick of how things have been done lately in Washington, and eager to make a difference so that our own kids have a better future to look forward to. He knows what it takes to build effective relationships with people of all political stripes - he's respected and liked even by opposing counsel when he heads into the courtroom - and he's eager to actually get something accomplished on behalf of voters. And, he knows and loves the 3rd District. With enough support and enthusiasm, I genuinely believe he can help break the gridlock and extreme rancor that has come to define Congress of late, and he can help a new generation of public servants reestablish statesmanship, rather than partisanship, as the core of our democratic functioning. Please consider joining me in endorsing his candidacy and supporting his campaign!”

August 8, 2018

Let's do this thing: $10,000 raised & people are talking!

We're so pleased to announce that we've reached our first CrowdPAC fundraising goal of $10,000 - and in only 6 days! Thank you so much to each contributor who has helped our campaign get off the ground. We're going to increase our donation goal to help us keep climbing towards success. 

In the meantime, we're delighted that the announcement of the campaign's launch has received some significant press coverage. Some of the outlets who have reported on the campaign today include Politico's Playbook (which broke the story), the Chicago Tribune, Capital Fax,  Vice News, and The Hill. 

Justin looks forward to continuing to work hard to reach and hear from voters in the 3rd District as he moves forward with this important effort. 

Every dollar counts - so please share, donate, and help Justin defeat the Nazi candidate and offer a better choice to Illinois' 3rd District voters!

July 20, 2018

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Justin has the capability, courage, and integrity to ably represent the 3rd District in the United States Congress. Write him in on Nov. 6! It’s easy, and will be the best vote you’ll ever cast, one that will be an investment in the future.”

  • endorsed

    “Justin Hanson is a breath of fresh air in today's aura of politically stale news. He brings a renewed sense of pride in country, and is unafraid to take a stand for what he believes in. We think all voters in the 3rd congressional district will be well served by this outstanding young man.”

  • endorsed

    “Justin Hanson possesses the integrity needed in today’s political climate. Voters in the 3rd Congressional District have an opportunity to express their disappointment with candidates that embrace divisive politics or ones who believe that political positions are part of a family heritage. Save a postage stamp and write in Justin Hanson in the November election to send a candidate that will truly represent the 3rd Congressional District.”

  • endorsed

    “I have been reading comments on Justin regarding his character, his fairness, his work ethic and other great personal traits. All qualities I wanted to write about Justin having, and more. To say I’m proud of him is an understatement. If you know him, you know he is the best candidate in this race. If you don’t know him, I hope you’ll take the time to come to know who he is and the message he has for us.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Justin Hanson is the type of young, intelligent, energetic, and bipartisan leaders our country needs to get past the gridlock in Congress today. His willingness to look at issues, not from a red or blue "party line" attitude, but as independent and important considerations is a breath of fresh air. The fact that our choices in the 3rd are an entrenched legacy politician and a legit Nazi is a joke. Let's show Washington and the world we're sick of political infighting and ready for problem solving and compromise by voting for Justin!”

  • endorsed

    “I am incredibly biased, of course, but I endorse my husband Justin for this awesome endeavor. He's smart, passionate, dedicated to public service, sick of how things have been done lately in Washington, and eager to make a difference so that our own kids have a better future to look forward to. He knows what it takes to build effective relationships with people of all political stripes - he's respected and liked even by opposing counsel when he heads into the courtroom - and he's eager to actually get something accomplished on behalf of voters. And, he knows and loves the 3rd District. With enough support and enthusiasm, I genuinely believe he can help break the gridlock and extreme rancor that has come to define Congress of late, and he can help a new generation of public servants reestablish statesmanship, rather than partisanship, as the core of our democratic functioning. Please consider joining me in endorsing his candidacy and supporting his campaign!”