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Leading Public Interest Group Announces 2016 Endorsements, Legislative Scorecard

Date: 
10/07/2016

For immediate release

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue, 773.251.0328

 

(Chicago) -- The Citizen Action/Illinois Policy Council and the state PAC, the Progressive Action Project, met and endorsed candidates running in the November 8th General Election. Candidates may be considered for endorsement only if they complete and return our multi-issue questionnaire.

 

The Policy Council made the following endorsements:

 

President: Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senate: Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Congress (districts in parentheses): Bobby Rush (1), Robin Kelly (2), Amanda Howland (6), Danny Davis (7), Raja Krishnamoorthi (8), Janice Schakowsky (9), Brad Schneider (10), C.J. Baricevic (12), Mark Wicklund (13)

 

The Progressive Action Project endorsed the following candidates:

 

State Comptroller: Susana Mendoza

State Senate: Omar Aquino-2, Mike Hastings-19, Cristina Castro-22, Tom Cullerton-23, Corinne Pierog-25, Laura Murphy-28, Julie Morrison-29, Christine Benson -28, Melinda Bush-31, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant -49, and Sheila Simon -58.

State Representative: Theresa Mah-2, Julianna Stratton-5, Sara Feigenholtz-12, Greg Harris-13, Kelly Cassidy -14, Lou Lang-16, Robyn Gabel-18, Al Riley-38, Jaime Andrade-40, Sam Yingling -62, Nancy Zettler -66, Mike Smiddy-71, Mike Halpin-72, Anthony DelGiorno-99.

 

State’s Attorney of Cook County: Kim Foxx

 

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County: Dorothy Brown

 

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner: Josina Morita, Mariyana Spyropolous, Barbara McGowan for 6-year terms; and Marty Durkan for 2-year terms.

 

The PAC also voted to support the "transportation lockbox" ballot initiative.

 

In addition to our endorsements, Citizen Action/Illinois released its annual scorecard of legislative performance entitled, The State of Springfield. This year members were rated on 14 votes in the House and 13 votes in the Senate that we believe best represent each legislator's commitment to protecting consumers and their dedication to social and economic justice in Illinois. 

 

"With these tools, Illinois voters will be able to make informed choices about many of the candidates on the ballot. Voters will see who stands up for their interests on the minutiae of public policy and when the cameras are off" said Citizen Action/Illinois co-director, William McNary.