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Congratulations to Victorious CA/IL-endorsed Candidates!


For Immediate Release

March 19, 2014                                                                                                                    

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue

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Endorsed Candidates Victorious in March Primary Election 

(CHICAGO) – Citizen Action/Illinois-endorsed candidates are celebrating victories today after the March 18th primary. In total, 83% of our endorsed candidates prevailed in their primary races. We want to extend our congratulations to the following candidates:

U.S. Senate: Richard J. Durbin

U.S. Congress: Robin Kelly-2, Michael Mason-6, Danny K. Davis-7, Janice D. Schakowsky-9, Ann E. Callis-13, Dennis Anderson-14

Statewide Offices: Governor- Pat Quinn, Attorney General- Lisa Madigan, Treasurer- Michael W. Frerichs, Secretary of State-Jesse White

State Senate: Mattie Hunter-3, Don Harmon-39

State Representative: Kelly M. Cassidy -14, Mo Khan -20, William “Will” Davis-30, Nichole Serbin-37, Al Riley-38, Will Guzzardi -39, Mike Smiddy-71

Cook County Clerk – David Orr

County Commissioner – Jerry Butler-3, Stan Moore-4, Deborah Sims-5, Peter Silvestri-9, John Daley-11, Larry Suffredin-13, Jeff Toboloski-16

Cook County Board of Review- Larry Rogers, Jr.

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner- Tim Bradford

Appellate Court, 1st Judicial District: John Simon, Steele vacancy; 

Cook County Judicial Circuit: Kristal Rivers, Connors vacancy; Cynthia Cobbs, McDonald vacancy; Andrea Buford, Veal vacancy; Bridget Anne Mitchell, Arnold vacancy

Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization. Building on over two decades of experience, Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels. Citizen Action/Illinois has led campaigns for lower utility rates, fair taxes, affordable and quality health care, insurance and campaign finance reform, and stronger environmental and food safety protections. Citizen Action/Illinois works hard to hold our elected officials accountable on these issues every day in the State House and in the Congress.