A press release from Chad Koppie that arrived last night:
Koppie endorses Surges in 33rd
(Gilberts)- December 5, 2011 Tonight, Kane County Regional School Board member Chad Koppie, a farmer and retired airline pilot, endorsed fellow Republican Cliff Surges (R-Gilberts) for the newly created 33rd Senate District. Koppie had announced his candidacy for the seat previously but decided to back Surges.
“Cliff is a strong conservative and a person who brings a lot of business and community volunteer experience to the table,” Koppie said.
“His main opponent, Karen McConnaughay, has a record at the county as a big spender, one who gives large pay raises to favored employees, and has not treated our tax dollars conservatively,” Koppie concluded.
Surges warmly accepted the support, praising Koppie for his four decades of community service which included stints on the Dundee District 300 School Board and the Rutland Township Board until his election to the Kane Regional School Board in 2007.
Surges said, “Springfield is broke, literally and figuratively.
“We can send another career politician down there, but how would that get us any different results?…
“I am not a politician, but rather a small business owner. I am a man of faith. I am a conservative. Please join me in sending a loud and strong signal that Enough is Enough in Springfield,” Surges concluded.