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County leaders endorse McLaughlin in 26th Senate District primary



LweyvWAmBARRINGTON HILLS, IL – Thursday, Republican candidate for State Senate Martin McLaughlin announced a number of endorsements from leaders throughout the 26th Senate District. From Lake, Cook and McHenry Counties, the endorsements include:

  • Chuck Bartels, Lake County Board Member
  • Keith Brin, Lake County Circuit Court Clerk
  • Aaron Del Mar, Cook County Republican Party Chairman
  • Ann Majewski, McHenry County Coroner
  • LouAnn Majewski, former McHenry County Board Member

“I appreciate how hard these county leaders work to serve their communities, and am honored to have their support,” said McLaughlin. “As the only candidate with experience covering all four counties in the 26th District, not to mention the only candidate with a proven history of cutting spending and lowering taxes, they recognize that I am ready to go to Springfield to fight for conservative reform on behalf of my neighbors in the 26th District." 

The 26th District covers portions of Lake, McHenry, Cook, and Kane Counties. As Village President of Barrington Hills, McLaughlin represents areas in Lake, McHenry, Cook, and Kane Counties. As Chairman of the Barrington Area Council of Governments, McLaughlin serves communities in Lake, McHenry, Cook, and Kane Counties. McLaughlin grew up in Kane County, his business is located in Cook County, and he currently lives in McHenry County.

Today’s announced endorsements add to the growing list of Republicans, local leaders, newspapers, and organizations endorsing the proven reformer. A full list of the endorsements he has received to date can be viewed on his website.


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  1. I see McLaughlin has mostly a few local officials from and around the town where he is mayor. Maybe because he really is more of Democrat. https://www.facebook.com/1649797301936720/photos/a.1650414015208382.1073741828.1649797301936720/1650414278541689/?type=3&theater By contrast, here are some of McConchie’s endorsements:
    Here is a partial list of prominent Republicans supporting Dan:
    Current Republican State Senators: Dan Duffy, Michael Connelly and Jim Oberweis
    Current or former State Representatives: Tom Morrison, Barb Wheeler, Jeannie Ives, JoAnn Osmond, Al Salvi and Penny Pullen.
    Congressman Randy Hultgren and former Congressman Joe Walsh
    Maria Rodriguez, former Long Grove Village President, candidate for Congress and Lt. Governor.
    Lake County Board members Linda Pederson and Craig Taylor
    Willard Helander, former Lake County Clerk
    Most of the Township and Republican Party officials of Ela Township
    Connie Shanahan, Fremont Township Trustee & Fremont Township Republican Party Chairman Jeralyn Atleson, Fremont Township Trustee.
    Bonnie Quirke, Chairman of the Cook Memorial Library Board
    Ray Lester, Libertyville Township Republican Party Chairman
    Suzanne Simpson, Warren Township Supervisor
    Chris Casten-Rowe, Wauconda Township Clerk & Lake County Township Board
    Bob Cook, Wauconda Township Republican Chairman & former Lake County Republican Chairman
    Eric Burgess,Vernon Township Republican Party Chairman.
    More at Dan4Illinois.com