My name is Charlie Helmick, and I'm running for Congress. I'm a husband of 32 years, to my beautiful wife. A father of five, with seven grandchildren. As a husband, father and grandfather, I want what's best for my family. I am a small business owner selling insurance with my wife. I have an office in Silvis close to home. I also worked for FedEx for thirty years. Many know me as the “FedEx Man” I have gotten many families in the 17th District. As a lifelong resident of the Quad Cities, I understand whats going on with our economy first hand. I've had many friends lose their jobs. That is why I'm running to make a difference. To fix our economy, bring back good jobs to the 17th district. I need a secure and safe country. As a REPUBLICAN, I cherish our conservative values, lower taxes, jobs and smaller government. I need to aid the State of Illinois at the federal level, cutting the red tape, while bringing infrastructure and projects back to our great state. I don't believe in bailouts, but fiscal responsibility and to address our pension crisis and resolve it.
Furthermore, I served in the United States Marine Corps, our country's elite combat force, and I choose to serve again. Battling to preserve our American values and defending the Constitution and our 2nd amendment rights. As a former Law enforcement officer and a veteran of Homeland Security, I have seen local and national security threats firsthand. I want to challenge the criminals causing havoc here in Illinois and across the nation, passing laws that create more accountability. Stiffer jail penalties. Protecting our Police and Public Safety professionals. We demand to rid our courts of activists judges and prosecutors that have taken the side of the thugs over the victims of violent crime. I believe in strong borders and a stronger military, especially against our greatest threat China and Russia. Joe Biden is dismantling our national defense, and he needs to be stopped. We demand to check his power in Congress. That is why we desire to Take Back America before it is too late!
Join my fight and support my mission. We will go to Congress together to create a difference. I am no empty suit or career politician. This will be the first office I've ever run for. I'm willing to set aside my successful business to serve you, Illinois, and this great nation. Let's start by registering here to join my E-mail list for upcoming events and newsletters. Vote for me, and we will make the 17th Congressional district great again. Thank you for supporting my mission!
Candidate for Congress