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Serwatka drops from 66th House GOP race; endorses Skillicorn




KANE COUNTY – A four-way race in the 66th House District GOP primary became a three way competition Tuesday, when Republican Paul Serwatka withdrew and endorsed Allen Skillicorn to fill the seat being vacated by retiring State Rep. Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake).

“This was a difficult decision but I did not want to split the conservative reform vote with Skillicorn and throw the race to Carolyn Schofield who opposes important portions of Governor Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, including Prevailing Wage reform," Serwatka said. "Nor do I want to see Dan Wilbrandt, who has voted to increase taxes five times, including property taxes, in just three years on his local village board win a divided primary fight.

"Skillicorn is better positioned to win this race and my hope is to bring the conservative reform voters who are backing me to consolidate with Allen's supporters and ensure a victory for the conservative reform movement in Illinois in the form of Allen Skillicorn on March 15th.”

Skillicorn said he was honored to have Serwatka’s confidence and support.

"I look forward to continuing our efforts together in the fight for liberty and conservative principles," he said. 


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  1. Look on the BRIGHT side.
    In Springfield, Allen will be just one more ineffective Republican legislator.
    If he had run for the Kane County Board and won, he would have been able to do some real harm.

  2. Where are the funds coming from to pay for the expensive Allen Skillicorn commercials? Who will he be accountable to if elected? Not his constituents.
    Vote for someone who will represent the residents of the 66th
    district. Vote for Dan Wilbrandt.