The Chicago Tribune has endorsed Ron Sandack for the state representative of the 81st House District:
"Few public officials walk the walk like Republican Sen. Ron Sandack, of Downers Grove," the Trib said.
"Appointed in 2010, he has declined state pension and heath care benefits and refused to participate in the scandal-ridden legislative scholarship program. He gets high marks for his work ethic — he's famous for actually reading the bills — and he's not afraid to take the heat for an unpopular vote. Mapped into the same district as Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, he decided to run for the House instead. He's endorsed over Deborah Boyle, a registered nurse and school board member from Downers Grove."
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