Philanise White is running to represent Illinois' 1st Congressional District which includes parts of Cook and Will Counties. Philanise has a long career in conservative political activism, including working with Ben Carson for President Campaign and the Trump/Pence 2016 Campaign. She served as a Republican Committeewoman for Chicago’s 7th Ward from 2015 -2020. She is President of the Great Lakes Illinois Republican Women Club, Secretary of Bessemer Park Advisory Council, and a volunteer member of the Walk For Alzheimer Foundation and the Illinois Special Olympics. She wants to bring her district back to its former greatness by supporting small business incentives, job training, school choice for youth, affordable private healthcare options for individuals and families, common-sense immigration reform with secure borders, conservative values, and less dependency on government programs.