Dr. Sapan Shah, a physician, successful entrepreneur, and family man from Libertyville, today announced he is running for Congress in Illinois’ 10th District to bring real world experience and common sense to Washington, D.C. Dr. Shah intends to focus on three primary areas; solving the healthcare crisis, reducing government spending and cutting taxes, and championing the role of citizen legislators as intended by our nation’s founders.

On healthcare, “I have seen firsthand the problems with our healthcare system. Premiums have skyrocketed despite higher deductibles and less coverage. Individuals have limited insurance options and are often left to struggle with back-breaking medical costs. Patients facing health challenges are left to fend for themselves within a confusing marketplace with fewer options,” Dr. Shah stated. “As a doctor who has spent his entire adult life in and around the medical field, I am uniquely qualified to address the health care crisis we find ourselves in today. I will work to reduce medical costs and heal our broken health care system. I will accomplish this through competition and transparency, empowering individuals by putting them in charge of their own healthcare.”

On the economy, “We can improve our economy by cutting spending, reducing taxes, and supporting our job creators. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, yet instead of supporting them, our government seems to be doing everything it can to stifle the entrepreneurial spirit,” Dr. Shah remarked. “As a successful entrepreneur and small business owner, I know that businesses sometimes just need government to get out of the way. I will work in Washington to ensure a climate where more small businesses can be born and flourish in the world economy. I will fight to reduce taxes on families and businesses to energize our economy and create better-paying jobs for the hard-working people of the 10th District. And I will demand balanced budgets, spending caps, and a plan to finally begin reducing our massive national debt.”

On citizen legislators, “You tend to get common sense solutions when you put the American people back in charge of their government. Government should be run by citizen legislators, not professional, career politicians. We need leaders with real world experience, who see firsthand the needs of their community, have taken risks, and have lived the day-to-day struggle of everyday Americans,” stated Dr. Shah. “That is one of the reasons I’m running for Congress. I want to serve for a maximum of six years and then pass the torch on to the next citizen legislator. I will champion term limits, ending the reign of career politicians and entrenched interests. While in Congress, I will continue the tradition of independent leadership for which the 10th District is famous, advocating for common sense solutions over politics,” he concluded.