UPDATED: 70 Legislative Candidates Earn Critical Small Business Endorsement

Date: August 27, 2018

UPDATED Oct. 30, 2018. This is the current list of endorsed legislative candidates.

The NFIB Illinois Political Action Committee has endorsed candidates in 70 legislative races.

The PAC has endorsed 16 candidates for seats in the state Senate and 54 candidates running for seats in the House of Representatives. The NFIB Illinois PAC is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

“Our members support candidates who support small business,” said Mark Grant, NFIB state director for Illinois. “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.”

The NFIB Illinois PAC’s endorsement is critical to the candidates’ campaigns. Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for urging friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. The NFIB Illinois PAC’s support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small-business issues.

NFIB is the nation’s leading small-business association. To learn more about NFIB in Illinois www.NFIB.com/IL and follow @NFIB_IL on Twitter.

Here is a list of endorsed candidates. An asterisk (*) indicates the candidate is a member of NFIB.

Senate
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*
56 Hal Patton
54 Jason Plummer
57 Tanya Hildenbrand
59 Dale Fowler

House
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 Lesser
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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