ABATE of Illinois, the Illinois State Rifle Association, the Illinois Center Right Coalition, the Tooling and Manufacturing Association and Family PAC have all endorsed Ron Sandack as state representative for the 81st House District.
“Endorsements are informative to the voters because they indicate to the public that a candidate has substance and understands the important issues facing us today," Sandack said in a press release. "I am honored to have received many endorsements in my campaign to become the next representative for the 81st District, and I have worked hard for each and every one of them. Through my track record as Mayor of Downers Grove and in my short time as an appointed State Senator, I have proven to be unafraid to vote my conscience and speak out on important issues.
“Meanwhile, my opponent is nowhere to be found. While I have participated in numerous forums and interviews, filled out dozens of questionnaires, and answered hundreds of questions about my stances on issues, my opponent has avoided all of these vetting opportunities and instead spent her time attacking me through negative mailers. My opponent must think that attack pieces will do more to get her elected than espousing her own ideas and offering substance. Thankfully the public has shown they prefer substance and boldness over a stealth campaign built on negativity alone. Perhaps this explains why I have received so many endorsements including the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald. I look forward to continuing to work with all these leaders to finally reform Springfield.”
Sandack began serving as a village commissioner for Downers Grove in 2003 and was elected mayor in 2007. He currently serves as a state senator for the 21st district, having been appointed last fall to replace Dan Cronin, who was elected DuPage County Board Chairman.
Also running for the 81st District Republican nomination is , who currently serves as the vice president of the school board.
Including parts of Downers Grove, Darien, Lisle, , Westmont and Naperville, the 81st district constitutes half of the previous 47th district. Patricia Bellock, who currently serves the 47th district, has decided not to run for the 81st, so there is no incumbent candidate.
You can find a full list of those who have endorsed Sandack here, including:
- Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford
- House Minority Leader Tom Cross
- Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno
- Government reformer Adam Andrzejewski
- DuPage County Board Chair Dan Cronin
- State Senator Kirk Dillard
- State Senator John Millner
- State Rep Jim Durkin
- State Rep Michael Connelly
- Stand For Children
- For the Good of Illinois PAC
- Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce PAC
- DuPage Conservatives
- Chicago Tribune
- DuPage Sierra Club
- State Rep. Michael Connelly