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EI PAC issues more endorsements
From a news release
2012-02-14

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CHICAGO — The Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (PAC) has issued its final endorsements of candidates running for office in the March 20, 2012 primary election who have indicated strong support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues.

"After meeting and talking with so many talented candidates for public office, we are extremely pleased with our slate of endorsed candidates in such an important election year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement," Jeremy Gottschalk, President of Equality Illinois PAC Board of Directors, said.

ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR STATE SENATE:

SENATE DISTRICT 9

Daniel Biss

SENATE DISTRICT 15

Donna Miller

SENATE DISTRICT 23

Thomas Cullerton

SENATE DISTRICT 25

Steven Hunter

Corinne Pierog

SENATE DISTRICT 29

Julie Morrison

ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

HOUSE DISTRICT 7

Rory Hoskins

Emanuel "Chris" Welch

HOUSE DISTRICT 10

Rep. Derrick Smith

HOUSE DISTRICT 11

Rep. Ann Williams

HOUSE DISTRICT 17

Laura Fine

HOUSE DISTRICT 19

Robert Martwick

HOUSE DISTRICT 21

Rudy Lozano

HOUSE DISTRICT 26

Christian Mitchell

HOUSE DISTRICT 34

Elgie Sims

HOUSE DISTRICT 45

JoAnn Franzen

HOUSE DISTRICT 50

Andrew Bernard

HOUSE DISTRICT 62

Sam Yingling

HOUSE DISTRICT 71

Mike Smiddy

HOUSE DISTRICT 84

Alex Arroyo

Carole Cheney

ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR COOK COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEY:

State's Attorney Anita Alvarez

ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR COOK COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS:

Karen Yarbrough

ENDORSED CANDIDATE FOR METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT COMMISSIONER:

Commissioner Debra Shore

Early endorsements for legislative races were issued on January 3rd and were based on candidates' previous voting records on important LGBT issues. Today's round of endorsements for candidates without prior voting records was based on answers to Equality Illinois PAC's endorsement questionnaire, personal interviews, and community input. For a copy of EQILPAC's early endorsements, please email Director of Public Policy Randy Hannig at rhannig@eqil.org .

Equality Illinois PAC is a registered political action committee and an affiliate of Equality Illinois, a 501(c)(4) organization. Equality Illinois was founded in 1991 to secure, protect and defend full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. It is the state's oldest and largest LGBT advocacy organization.


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