All candidates for U.S. House Illinois District 13 Republican primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the March 19, 2024, Republican primary for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District — Thomas Clatterbuck (R) and Joshua Loyd (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?


  • “Seizing the moment: America is experiencing a major technological revolution with things like artificial intelligence and self driving vehicles. Unlike many other technological revolutions, we can see it happening, and know what the potential risks and benefits are. That means we can do more than sit back and watch what happens. We have a chance to choose if and how these technologies become part of our world. But if we wait, those choices will be made for us. We have to take an active role in choosing our future.
  • Solution Oriented: No one reading this website is confused about whether or not America is facing challenges today. But what we tend to lose sight of is the fact we have the tools to fix these problems and make a better world for ourselves and our children. Plenty of ink has been spilled on who is to blame. My campaign is focused on finding solutions to the current challenges.
  • Building Bridges: American politics is extremely polarized today. There is plenty of ugliness to go around in politics. My campaign isn’t going to add to it.”


  • “Teacher: The teacher is the illuminating torch of the future. Without educators at all level, our posterity would not have the ‘tools’ in order to excell on the national stage. Joshua Loyd wants to focus his attention on improving access to post-secondary education, access to vocational training and apprenticeships, and educational resources that will help both educators and students excel in and out of the classroom.
  • Preacher: The preacher is the symbol for wellness and caring for us holistically. This means NGO’s, Healthcare workers, volunteers, and faith based resources that help improve the community. Mr. Loyd wants to focus on helping these organizations by equipping them with the resources they need to perform their duties and volunteer work.
  • Soldier: The symbol of strength, protection, law and order. Mr. Loyd is a proud veteran who stands with the men and women in uniform, regardless if that is military, police and fire, or any other type of civil employee. As a community, we agree to abide by certain rules of law and it is these individuals that help ensure our safety, freedom, and American way of life. We must help them by ensuring they have the support needed to function and operate effectively.”

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