Sukovic mixing holidays, campaigning in bid for District 59 House seat
The holidays have always been about family for Illinois House candidate Marko Sukovic. This year will be different as Sukovic, a Lincolnshire Republican, works in some campaign activities to the season.
Sukovic’s parents and siblings will be soaking up the sun in Florida over the next couple of weeks, he said.
“I will be here with my grandparents but the campaign doesn’t end. There are some events like Feed My Starving Children we are going to do,” he told the Lake County Gazette.
Sukovic said he grew up in the Orthodox faith so Christmas was always celebrated later than most families.
“We actually celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7. It is definitely interesting. When I was younger we would always have two Christmases so to speak. The one on the 25th and then the one that would follow. We would go to church on Jan. 7, he said.”
As for favorite Christmas dishes, Sukovic said anything by his grandmother was always welcome.
“My grandmother is a fantastic cook. Anything that she puts together is something you can enjoy and tell all your friends about.”
Sukovic said he expects to celebrate with his family when they returned from their trip.
“We all go to church and attend services. Then all of our family comes home and we spend the day together. There is always a lot of food. Grandparents come and cousins come. It is great to see extended family again," he said. “It will be a good opportunity to kind of just be with family and close friends and to take in the reason why we are there.”
It will also be a chance for Sukovic to gear up for the March primary.
Sukovic is running for the District 59 seat held by Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills), who is retiring. The district includes Mundelein, Vernon Hills and Wheeling.