Connor Vlakancic, 20 years of US Federal political experience in Capital Hill, Washington, DC advocating pragmatic legislative initiatives as US Representative candidate from California and also as international electioneering Representative from Illinois 18th Congressional District in the Special Election September 10, 2015. He has been active in Illinois’ US Federal politics interests since April 2012.
Connor VlaKancic was born and raised in Aurora and rural DeKalb County, Illinois, close to the birthplace of California Governor and U.S.
President Ronald Reagan, and raised in a pragmatic traditionalist farming family environment where conscientious behavior and productive work were encouraged, expected, and respected.
His paternal Grandfather was of Croatian heritage from the Dalmatian Coast in the north Adriatic Sea during the end of Austro-Hungarian rule and immigrated to America in 1917. His maternal grandfather was of German heritage and immigrated to America in 1916. Raised as a typical American boy, he was not introduced to his European heritage in his youth.
As an adult, his enthusiasm for learning his Croatian family culture has become an important part of his personal and business life. He promotes family unity values and encourages everyone to learn and experience their own heritage to foster and develop their personal erudite confidence.
Connor VlaKancic’s early Silicon Valley technology career includes semiconductor, computer, and communications networks products and systems. He frequently traveled to worldwide business sites in Asia and Europe countries.

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