The League of Women Voters conducted and recorded a candidate forum for the 17th State Representative District, which is now available on the League of Women Voters of Evanston website, The forum is co-sponsored by the Evanston, Glenview-Glencoe, and Wilmette Leagues.

The 17th District candidates that participated in the forum are Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (Democratic) and Christopher Kruger (Green). All three candidates on the ballot formally accepted the invitation to participate in the forum. Candidate Yesoe Yoon (Republican) had a schedule change, and was unable to attend.

The candidate forum was conducted and recorded on September 15, 2020, and is presented in its entirety, without edits. The questions were developed by the participating Leagues. The forum was led by a League moderator that resides outside of the 17th District.

Questions regarding the forum can be referred to, or 847-859-7883. Questions regarding general election issues, voting districts and candidates can be answered by the Cook County Clerk’s office, or 312-603-5656.         

For more candidate information, visit This online election resource is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

The League of Women Voters, a national nonpartisan political organization dedicated to promoting the active and informed participation of citizens in government, sponsors this event as a service to the community.   The League of Women Voters neither endorses nor opposes candidates for public office.