Eric Sorensen

Local meteorologist Eric Sorensen is the Democratic nominee to represent Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. Sorensen is running to succeed Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, who is retiring at the end of the 117th Congress. When elected, Sorensen will be the first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress from Illinois.

Eric Sorensen is a meteorologist born and raised in Rockford, IL running for U.S. Congress. He spent 11 years delivering the weather at WREX in Rockford and 7 years at WQAD in the Quad Cities. He’s seen firsthand the importance of establishing trust with the community, and he’s determined to use his expertise as a climate communicator to fight for Illinoisans on environmental justice and more in Washington.