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Citizen Action/Illinois Announces 2012 Primary Election Endorsements

Date: 
02/04/2012
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For Immediate Release

February 4, 2012    

UPDATED February 10, 2012

UPDATED February 14, 2012

Contact:                            
Lynda DeLaforgue                                                        
312-427-2114 X202

The State’s Largest Public Interest Group Announces 2012 Primary Election Endorsements
 
(CHICAGO) - UPDATED On Friday, February 10, 2012, the Citizen Action/Illinois Board of Directors voted to endorse Barack Obama for President of the United States of America.

(CHICAGO) - On Saturday, February 4, 2012 the Citizen Action/Illinois Policy Council convened in Chicago to make endorsements in the 2012 Primary Elections.  

The Council voted to make the following endorsements for US Congress:

Bobby L. Rush-1; Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.-2, Leslie Coolidge-6, Danny K. Davis-7, Tammy Duckworth-8, Janice D. Schakowsky-9, Ilya Sheyman-10, Bill Foster-11

The Progressive Action Project, the state PAC of Citizen Action/Illinois, announced its endorsements for the 2012 Primary Election.   

State Senate: Antonio “Tony” Munoz-1, Daniel Biss-9, Donna Miller-15, Michael Noland-22, Melinda (Willen) Bush-31, Toi W. Hutchinson-40, Dave Koehler-46, Danny L. Stover-54
 
State Representative: Kenneth “Ken” Dunkin-5, Emanuel “Chris” Welch-7, Arthur Turner-9, Derrick Smith-10, Kelly M. Cassidy-14, Lou Lang-16, Robyn Gabel-18, Robert F. Martwick, Jr.-19, Rudy Lozano-21, Monique Davis-27, Elgie R. Sims, Jr.-34, Anthony R. Martin-35, Al Riley-38, Sam Yingling-62, Carl R. Wasco-68, Mike Smiddy-71, Frank J. Mautino-76, Brad Gillespie-95

Cook County Recorder of Deeds – Karen A.Yarbrough
Cook County Board of Review- Michael Cabonargi, Larry Rogers, Jr.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner- Stella B. Black, Debra Shore, Kari K. Steele

Court: Mathias William Delort-1st Appellate (Cahill Vacancy), Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr.-1st Appellate (Coleman Vacancy), P. Scott Neville, Jr.-1st Appellate (Gallagher Vacancy), Judy Cates-5th Appellate (Donovan Vacancy), James A. Shapiro-Cook County 8th Subcircuit (Chiola Vacancy), Lionel Jean-Baptiste-Cook County 9th Subcircuit (Bender Vacancy), Abbey Fishman Romanek-Cook County 9th Subcircuit (Epstein Vacancy), Lorna Ellen Propes-Cook County Circuit (Pucinski Vacancy), Stanley L. Hill, Sr.-Cook County Circuit (Conlon Vacancy), Erica L. Reddick-Cook County Circuit (Kinnaird Vacancy), Diann Karen Marsalek-Cook County Circuit (O’Mara Frossard Vacancy)


Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization. Building on over a 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.