Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-11-14
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

EI PAC endorses White, Mendoza, Frerichs for re-election in IL general election
2018-09-07

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


CHICAGO—The Equality Illinois PAC is proud to endorse Secretary of State Jesse White, State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, and State Treasurer Mike Frerichs for re-election and a bipartisan group of 102 pro-equality candidates who are seeking elected office at all levels of state and local government in the general election on November 6, the state's LGBTQ political action committee announced Friday. The Equality Illinois PAC is dedicated to defending and securing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) Illinoisans.

"We are proud to endorse a determined and dedicated slate of over 100 pro-equality candidates from across the state and in all corners of government," said John Litchfield, Chair of the Equality Illinois PAC. "While we have accomplished so much here in Illinois, we know our work continues in order to defend and secure equality for LGBTQ Illinoisans. At a time when our rights are under attack across the country and by the Trump Administration and his allies in Washington, these endorsed candidates are committed to ensuring that we build a better Illinois and advance justice for LGBTQ Illinoisans. In particular, Secretary White, Comptroller Mendoza, and Treasurer Frerichs have been statewide champions for the inclusion and equality of LGBTQ people. We thank them for their long records of support for and contributions to our communities."

Among the Equality Illinois PAC's endorsements are a record eleven LGBTQ-identified individuals for election to public office, including six at the local level: Debra Shore and Marcelino Garcia for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Dustin Heuerman for Champaign County Sheriff, Chris Miller for Madison County Treasurer, Kevin B. Morrison for the Cook County Board, and Rob Reneau for the Peoria County Board.

"Representation matters. We know LGBTQ people serving in public office can share our stories as a community with their colleagues and contribute to policy initiatives that affirm our lives, families, and communities," said Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois. "We are excited to endorse these eleven LGBTQ individuals who are running for offices across Illinois. We especially thank incumbent LGBTQ-identified State Reps. Kelly Cassidy, Greg Harris, and Sam Yingling for their excellent leadership in the General Assembly and look forward to Lamont Robinson and Maggie Trevor joining their ranks next year."

On Wednesday, the Equality Illinois PAC announced its endorsement of JB Pritzker for Governor, State Rep. Juliana Stratton for Lieutenant Governor, and State Sen. Kwame Raoul for Attorney General.

The Equality Illinois PAC is a distinct entity, with a separate board of directors, from the Equality Illinois Institute and Equality Illinois. Endorsements are based on a candidate's record in office and responses submitted on the Equality Illinois PAC's candidate survey. Voters can learn more about the Equality Illinois PAC and our endorsements at www.eqilpac.org .

2018 General Election Endorsements by the Equality Illinois PAC

Governor

JB Pritzker

Lieutenant Governor

Juliana Stratton

Attorney General

Kwame Raoul

Secretary of State

Jesse White

State Comptroller

Susana Mendoza

State Treasurer

Michael Frerichs

Illinois House of Representatives ( district number — city of residence )

Aaron Ortiz ( 1 — Chicago )

Theresa Mah ( 2 — Chicago )

Delia Ramirez ( 4 — Chicago )

Lamont Robinson ( 5 — Chicago )

Sonya Harper ( 6 — Chicago )

Emanuel Chris Welch ( 7 — Hillside )

Ann Williams ( 11 — Chicago )

Sara Feigenholtz ( 12 — Chicago )

Greg Harris ( 13 — Chicago )

Kelly Cassidy ( 14 — Chicago )

John D'Amico ( 15 — Chicago )

Lou Lang ( 16 — Skokie )

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz ( 17 — Glenview )

Robyn Gabel ( 18 — Evanston )

Robert Martwick ( 19 — Chicago )

Celina Villaneuva ( 21 — Chicago )

Michael J. Madigan ( 22 — Chicago )

Elizabeth Hernandez ( 24 — Cicero )

Curtis Tarver ( 25 — Chicago )

Christian Mitchell ( 26 — Chicago )

Justin Slaughter ( 27 — Chicago )

Thaddeus Jones ( 29 — Calumet City )

Will Davis ( 30 — Homewood )

Kelly Burke ( 36 — Evergreen Park )

Mathew Hunt ( 37 — Frankfort )

Will Guzzardi ( 39 — Chicago )

Jaime Andrade ( 40 — Chicago )

Val Montgomery ( 41 — Naperville )

Kathleen Carrier ( 42 — Carol Stream )

Anna Moeller ( 43 — Elgin )

Fred Crespo ( 44 — Hoffman Estates )

Diane Pappas ( 45 — Itasca )

Deb Conroy ( 46 — Villa Park )

James Caffrey ( 47 — Elmhurst )

Terra Costa Howard ( 48 — Glen Ellyn )

Karina Villa ( 49 — West Chicago )

James Leslie ( 50 — Aurora )

Mary Edly-Allen ( 51 — Libertyville )

Mark Walker ( 53 — Arlington Heights )

Maggie Trevor ( 54 — Rolling Meadows )

Marty Moylan ( 55 — Des Plaines )

Michelle Mussman ( 56 — Schaumburg )

Jonathan Carroll ( 57 — Northbrook )

Bob Morgan ( 58 — Deerfield )

Daniel Didech ( 59 — Buffalo Grove )

Joyce Mason ( 61 — Gurnee )

Sam Yingling ( 62 — Grayslake )

Trisha Zubert ( 64 — Volo )

Richard Johnson ( 65 — Elgin )

Maurice A. West II ( 67 — Rockford )

Jake Castanza ( 68 — Rockford )

Paul Stoddard ( 70 — DeKalb )

Joan Padilla ( 71 — Sterling )

Mike Halpin ( 72 — Rock Island )

Kathleen Willis ( 77 — Addison )

Linda Chapa LaVia ( 83 — Aurora )

Stephanie Kifowit ( 84 — Aurora )

John Connor ( 85 — Lockport )

Jill Blair ( 88 — Bloomington )

Amy Davis ( 90 — Dixon )

John Curtis ( 93 — Macomb )

Dillon Clark ( 95 — Litchfield )

Mica Freeman ( 97 — Plainfield )

Natalie Manley ( 98 — Joliet )

Marc Bell ( 99 — Springfield )

Jen McMillin ( 101 — Decatur )

Carol Ammons ( 103 — Champaign )

Benjamin Webb ( 105 — Normal )

Shirley Bell ( 110 — Mattoon )

Katie Stuart ( 112 — Edwardsville )

Jay Hoffman ( 113 — Collinsville )

Illinois Senate ( district number — city of residence )

Omar Aquino ( 2 — Chicago )

Mattie Hunter ( 3 — Chicago )

John Cullerton ( 6 — Chicago )

Ram Villivalam ( 8 — Chicago )

Laura Fine ( 9 — Glenview )

Emil Jones III ( 14 — Chicago )

Bill Cunningham ( 18 — Chicago )

Iris Martinez ( 20 — Chicago )

Laura Ellman ( 21 — Naperville )

Tom Cullerton ( 23 — Villa Park )

Chris Nybo ( 24 — Elmhurst )

Tom Georges ( 26 — Mundelein )

Ann Gillespie ( 27 — Arlington Heights )

Julie Morrison ( 29 — Deerfield )

Terry Link ( 30 — Vernon Hills )

Mary Mahady ( 32 — McHenry )

Nancy Zettler ( 33 — Algonquin )

Gregg Johnson ( 36 — East Moline )

Heidi Henry ( 38 — Marseilles )

Don Harmon ( 39 — Oak Park )

Bridget Fitzgerald ( 41 — Western Springs )

Linda Holmes ( 42 — Aurora )

Andy Manar ( 48 — Bunker Hill )

Rachelle Aud Crowe ( 56 — Glen Carbon )

Christopher Belt ( 57 — Cahokia )

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Debra Shore and Marcelino Garcia

Champaign County Sheriff

Dustin Heuerman

Cook County Board of Commissioners ( district number — city of residence )

Kevin B. Morrison ( 15 — Mount Prospect )

Madison County Treasurer

Chris Miller

Peoria County Board

Rob Reneau

—From a press release


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

City committee to discuss pro-trans resolution 2018-11-21 - On Wed., Nov. 28, at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., room 200, the Committee on Human Relations will hold a meeting. Ald. ...


Gay News

Does the GOP have a racist cutoff point? 2018-11-21 - President Donald Trump traffics in racial epithets. Since his first year in office, Trump's displays of xenophobic, misogynistic, LGBTQ-phobic and racist remarks ...


Gay News

Congresswomen, civil-rights leaders, black trans woman demand protections for Black LGBTQ community 2018-11-20 - WASHINGTON—In honor of Transgender Awareness Week ending Nov. 17, the National Black Justice Coalition ( NBJC ) and and the Congressional Caucus on ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Mich. lawsuit, Michelle Obama, Harvey Milk, gay teen politician 2018-11-20 - Lambda Legal and Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service ( MPAS ) announced the successful settlement of a 2015 lawsuit filed on behalf of ...


Gay News

LGBTQ community organizations plan forum with mayoral candidates Jan. 19 2018-11-19 - CHICAGO - With the civil rights of LGBTQ Americans under attack by the Trump Administration and the urgent need to continue our pro-equality ...


Gay News

Griffin to step down as HRC president 2018-11-15 - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) announced that President Chad Griffin has informed the board of directors that he will depart the ...


Gay News

Trans Israeli activist speaks at Temple Sholom 2018-11-15 - Ofer Erez—Jerusalem Open House ( JOH ) CEO and the first trans officer to serve openly in the Israel Defense Forces ( IDF ...


Gay News

Competition aims to bring starter homes to working-class families 2018-11-14 - As gentrification seeps into various Chicago communities, affordable housing sits on the opposite side of the table, especially in the design and architectural ...


Gay News

GUEST COLUMN Battling Trump via art, an actor's superpower 2018-11-14 - Let's acknowledge one thing, after two years of misery: Our president is not stupid. He is not an idiot or moron. In ...


Gay News

ELECTIONS 2018 Pritzker holds press conference, talks LGBT issues 2018-11-14 - On Nov. 7, Illinois Gov.-Elect J.B. Pritzker held a press conference at the Roosevelt Red Line CTA Station in Chicago's South Loop. He ...


 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.