Senator Dan McConchie was sworn in Wednesday night | Photo by Barbara Hinks Babbey
BARRINGTON – With the unanimous support of GOP county and township chairman in the 26th District, attorney Dan McConchie was sworn in Wednesday night to succeed state Senator Dan Duffy. He will begin serving his district Thursday.
“For too long our politicians have ignored the people and simply done whatever benefited them and the special interests who support them. This has to come to an end,” McConchie said.
“We aren’t lacking good ideas to solve what ails us. What we are lacking is the political will to do what is right. It’s time to stop the cronyism and self-dealing that has characterized our state for decades. I will work every day to do that.
“I am excited to drive down to Springfield first thing tomorrow morning to join those other reform-minded legislators who are actively working to return power back to the people and get our state on the right track again.”
McConchie won a heavily-contested three-way primary last month. As of now, he has no opponent in the general election.
Illinois’ 26th Senate District is in the northwest Chicago suburbs and includes all or part of Algonquin, Barrington, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Green Oaks, Hawthorn Woods, Hoffman Estates, Island Lake, Kildeer, Lake in the Hills, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mundelein, Oakwood Hills and Vernon Hills.
We will miss Sen. Duffy but how sweet that he is being succeeded by Dan McConchie, who will stand out as a principled, articulate leader for American principles — even in the Illinois State Senate. May God bless Sen. McConchie and his family as they take on this new challenge and opportunity.