The news media was out for Scott's campaign launch event last week - here is an excerpt of what Shaw Local's Kendall County Now had to say:
YORKVILLE – Kendall County Board Chairman Scott Gryder is presenting himself as pragmatic conservative who can get things done in Washington, D.C. as he launches his candidacy for the 14th Congressional District seat.
Gryder formally kicked off his campaign with a reception on Feb. 24 at Yorkville’s Lakeview Grille, surrounded by a large crowd that included top county and municipal officials.
“We need to put an end to Washington’s unyielding overreach,” Gryder told his supporters. “Limited government is more than lip-service to me.”
The Kendall County native is among a crowded Republican field seeking the party’s nomination to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville.
Gryder is now in his third term as an elected member of the county board.
“While Illinois lost population to states offering competitive, pro-family, pro-business, pro-freedom policies, I drove a consensus-based agenda forward that helped propel Kendall County to the top in growth among all Illinois counties,” Gryder told the crowd.