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Citizen Action/ Illinois Announces 2014 General Election Endorsements


 The States Largest Public Interest Group Announces 2014 General Election Endorsements


On Friday September 19, 2014, the Citizen Action/Illinois Policy Council convened in Chicago to make endorsements in the 2014 General Election.


U.S. Senate: Richard J. Durbin


For U.S. Congress: Robin Kelly-2, Michael Mason-6, Danny K. Davis-7, Tammy Duckworth-8, Janice D. Schakowsky-9, Bill Foster-11, Ann E. Callis-13, Dennis Anderson-14 and Cheri Bustos-17.


The Progressive Action Project, the state PAC of Citizen Action/Illinois, also announced its endorsements for the 2014 General Election.


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


For State Senate: Mattie Hunter-3, Senator Bill Cunningham-18, Suzanne “Suzy” Glowiak-24, Senator Terry Link-30, and Don Harmon-39.


For State Representative: Pamela Reeves-Harris-10, Greg Harris-13, Kelly M. Cassidy -14, Lou Lang -16, Mo Khan -20, William “Will” Davis-30, Nichole Serbin-37, Al Riley-38, Will Guzzardi -39, Mike Smiddy-71 and Carol Ammons-103.


Cook County Clerk: David Orr


For Commissioner of the Cook County Board: Richard Boykin-1, Jerry Butler-3, Stan Moore-4, Deborah Sims-5, Peter Silvestri-9, John Daley-11, Larry Suffredin-13, Jeffrey 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


The PAC endorsed the following ballot initiatives: Increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour, Millionaire’s surcharge on income over $1 million, requiring insurance plans to cover prescription birth control and the Cook County effort to require universal background checks and to prohibit the sale and transfer of assault weapons and high capacity ammunitions. Two proposed constitutional amendments were also supported: Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights and Prohibition of Election Discrimination.



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.