Why is Rush running for US Congress?
Like many of you, Rush is deeply concerned about the state of our country. He is passionate about being a part of the new generation of active citizens running for office. The era of life-long, career politicians needs to end. Rush is exasperated by a President who is determined to divide us, and he is tired of taxpayers paying taxes without seeing the benefits. Rush will no longer sit still. As an avid runner, marathoner and Iron Man Triathlon Finisher, Rush doesn’t know how to sit still. It is time to turn anger into action, to serve the people and families of the 3rd District.
Who is Rush?
A humanitarian at heart, Rush works to help disenfranchised children from war-torn countries gain access to free medical care. Over the years, he has helped to raise over a million dollars for needy children through the formation of various fundraising efforts focused on 5K races and marathons. Rush serves on the Executive Board of AMVOTE PAC, an organization dedicated to promoting voter registration, voter information and voter empowerment among residents in his district. He also enthusiastically volunteered for the Obama campaign at the 2008 DNC Convention in Denver, CO. Rush recently served on Lori Lightfoot’s transition committee for Transportation and Infrastructure.
An award-winning, small business owner, Rush founded and operates Rush Productions, a top-rated multimedia production company in Chicago. Prior to launching his production company in 2006, Rush worked for ten years as a News Anchor and Sports Reporter for ABC and NBC affiliates in Nebraska and Texas.
He is a man who wears many hats, but the one Rush is most proud of is husband and father. Rush has been married for 18 years to the one and only Aziza Darwish. Together they have two sons; thirteen-year-old Adam, and Amir, age three. As a devoted family man, Rush always manages to find the time to coach his eldest son Adam’s basketball team.