Chelsea Laliberte Barnes on her race to flip a Republican district

Chelsea Laliberte Barnes has been advocating for substance abuse treatment and opioid overdose prevention measures since her brother died of an overdose more than a decade ago. It let her to create Live 4 Lali, a non-profit that has given her a platform to advocate for state and federal legislation to push back on the opioid epidemic.

Now, Barnes has decided to mount a run for state representatives in the new 51st House District against Democratic opponent Nabeela Syed of Inverness. The winner will take on Rep. Chris Bos (R-Lake Zurich) in the November election. Barnes talked to The Daily Line’s Ben Szalinski about her experience at Live 4 Lali and laid out her stance on a variety of issues in the campaign including public safety, Illinois’ budget, ethics reform and the state’s business climate. 

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