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IL CD 17 Republican Esther Joy King Announces 50+ Grassroots Endorsements



Esther-headEAST MOLINE, IL –  The campaign for Esther Joy King released this week over 50 local endorsements from grassroots leaders in western-central Illinois along with a number of high profile conservative leaders from across the country who strongly believe King is the Battle-ready leader needed in Illinois and support her campaign to win the open IL-17 congressional seat. 

“Illinois deserves a leader who will fight for our values and what's good for our communities and not just rubber stamp Nancy Pelosi's far-left progressive agenda. We have a from-the-ground-up movement of positive energy to make our state better, and I welcome support from so many leaders locally and nationally who want to fight for our values together. It is an honor to have Leader Kevin McCarthy's support, and I look forward to making him Speaker McCarthy in 2023. This campaign started with people across central-Western Illinois and has grown because of the dozens and dozens of elected leaders here in the District who joined us early and believed in this campaign. Now our campaign is taking on momentum and growing stronger each day because our roots run deep.”

King’s announcement comes on the heels of raising over $400,000 in April, May and June which put her in the top five of all GOP challengers nationwide. Her campaign noted resources alone are not enough, this campaign is about people and hard work. Because of King’s strong commitment and personal connections across the district she is able to announce an unprecedented number of early grassroots endorsements.

Mark Luft, State Representative and Pekin Mayor

Ryan Spain, State Representative

Dan Swanson, State Representative

Paul Hartman, Carroll County Board

Amy Buss, Carroll County Clerk

Aaron Kaney, Carroll County State’s Attorney

Karl Williams, Fulton County Board

Barry Beck, Fulton County Board

John Spangler, Fulton County Republican Chairman and County Board

Patrick O’Brian, Fulton County Clerk

Kent McDowell, Canton Mayor

Colby Hathaway, Henderson County State’s Attorney

Brad Flatt, Henderson County Board Chairman

Bill Knupp, Henderson County Board Vice Chairman

Terilyn Motley, Henry County Circuit Clerk

Angie Young Frank, Henry County Board

Ray Elliot, Henry County Board

Cathy Runty, Henry County State’s Attorney

Darcy Wild, Jo Daviess County Board

Kirk Van Ostrand, East Dubuque Mayor

Mike Dittmar, Jo Daviess County GOP Chair and Elizabeth Mayor

Kevin Turner, Jo Daviess Sheriff

Jared Hawkinson, Knox County Board Chairman

Scott Erickson, Knox County Clerk

Derrick Appell, Altona Mayor

Dusty Terrill, Mercer County Sheriff

Grace Simpson, Mercer County State’s Attorney

Stefanie Tarr, Peoria City Clerk

John Kelly, Peoria City Council

Zach Oyler, Peoria City Council

Rod Simmer, Rock Island County Board

Rich Morthland, Rock Island County Board

Rebecca Quiggle, Stephenson County Board

Larry Jogerst, Stephenson County Board

Jodie Miller, Freeport Mayor

Dave Snyders, Stephenson County Sheriff

Stephanie Helms, Stephenson County Treasurer

Jim Rule, Tazewell County GOP Chair

John Ackerman, Tazewell County Clerk

Mike Pearson, Warren County Board Chairman

Sean Cavanaugh, Warren County Board

Cory Burgland, Warren County GOP Chairman

Howard “Bud” Thompson, Whiteside County Board

Linda Pennell, Whiteside County Board

Joe Chiarelli, Winnebago County Board Chairman

Fred Wescott, Winnebago County Board

Aaron Booker, Winnebago County Board

Jim Webster, Winnebago County Board

Paul Arena, Winnebago County Board

Kevin McCarthy, Winnebago County Board

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik

Rep. Rodney Davis

Rep. Mike Bost

Rep. Dan Crenshaw

Rep. Jack Bergman

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Rep. Virginia Foxx

Rep. Mike Garcia

Rep. Mike McCaul

Rep. Carol Miller

Rep. August Pfluger

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler

Rep. Greg Steube


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