NFIB/IL PAC Endorses 68 Candidates

Date: September 05, 2018

Nationwide, small business owners have been experiencing more optimism about the future of the U.S. economy—and their own companies—than they have in years. But in Illinois, the local economic climate has not provided quite as much cause for confidence.

NFIB Illinois continues to go to bat for the state’s small business owners in Springfield, however. Additionally, as November’s election approaches, the NFIB Illinois Political Action Committee has also been active in identifying the candidates who understand the issues important to these employers. As such, the PAC—which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members—has recently endorsed candidates in 68 state legislative races—16 for state Senate seats, and 52 for state House of Representative seats.

“Our members support candidates who support small business,” said Mark Grant, NFIB/IL state director. “These candidates clearly understand the vital role small businesses play in the state’s economy and are committed to creating an environment where they can expand and create jobs.”

Here is a list of the NFIB IL PAC’s endorsed candidates, with their district preceding their name and an asterisk following if they are an NFIB member:


21    Michael Connelly

23    Seth Lewis

24    Chris Nybo

26    Dan McConchie

27    Tom Rooney

32    Craig Wilcox

33    Don DeWitte

36    Neil Anderson

38    Sue Rezin

44    Bill Brady

45    Brian Stewart

48    Seth McMillan*

54    Jason Plummer

56    Hal Patton

57    Tanya Hildenbrand

59    Dale Fowler


19    Ammie Kessem

20    Michael McAuliffe

37    Margo McDermed

41    Grant Wehrli

45    Christine Winger

48    Peter Breen

49    Tonia Khouri

50    Keith Wheeler*

51    Helene Miller Walsh

52    David McSweeney

53    Eddie Corrigan

54    Tom Morrison

55    Marilyn Smolenski

56    Jillian Bernas

58    Rick Lessor

59    Karen Feldman

61    Sheri Jesiel

62    Ken Idstein

63    Steven Reick

64    Tom Weber

65    Dan Ugaste

68    John Cabello

69    Joe Sosnowski

71    Tony McCombie

73    Ryan Spain

74    Dan Swanson*

76    Jerry Long

79    Lindsay Parkhurst

81    David Olsen

82    Jim Durkin

87    Tim Butler

88    Keith Sommer

89    Andrew Chesney

90    Tom Demmer

94    Randy Frese

95    Avery Bourne

97    Mark Batinick

98    Alyssia Benford

99    Mike Murphy

100    C.D. Davidsmeyer*

102    Brad Halbrook

104    Mike Marron

105    Dan Brady

106    Tom Bennett

107    Blain Wilhour

108    Charlie Meier*

109    Darren Bailey*

110    Chris Miller*

111    Mike Babcock

112    Dwight Kay

113    Doug Jameson*

116    Jerry Costello

117    Dave Severin

118    Patrick Windhorst


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