A press release from State Rep. candidate Dan Wilbrandt:
DAN WILBRANDT ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN THE 66TH DISTRICT
West Dundee – Dan Wilbrandt, along with the Citizens for Dan Wilbrandt committee, has announced that he will run for the office of Illinois State Representative in the 66th District in the March 2016 and November 2016 elections.
Wilbrandt, an Assistant State’s Attorney in McHenry County and an elected Village Trustee in West Dundee (Kane County), looks to continue serving the area as members of his family have done throughout both counties in the past.
He announced his candidacy Tuesday evening after being introduced by McHenry County State’s Attorney, Louis A. Bianchi, at a gathering at Emmett’s in West Dundee.
Wilbrandt spoke to a crowd of more than 125.
“With the election of Governor Rauner, Illinois has taken a great step forward in making the critical changes needed in our state,” said Wilbrandt.
“A State Representative from the 66th District must go to Springfield and continue to work with the Governor and members of any party to push forward meaningful reform and begin the financial turnaround in Illinois.”
As a McHenry County prosecutor since 2012, Wilbrandt has pursued justice and worked to make McHenry County’s neighborhoods and roads safer for all residents.
As an elected Village Trustee in West Dundee, he has sought municipal efficiencies by working with other area units of government.
Wilbrandt has also worked to establish stronger financial controls in the Village budget process while enhancing financial transparency and reporting.
He helped to create several public-private partnerships that resulted in over $40 million in investment commitment for the Village of West Dundee.
Wilbrandt has served as the trustee liaison for the police and fire departments and the QuadCom and Joint Emergency Telephone System boards since 2013.
“There are issues facing McHenry and Kane Counties.
“The 66th District needs a State Representative that will represent the entire district. I look to continue my public service to both counties,” said Wilbrandt.
Wilbrandt earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in communication from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
After graduating from the University of Illinois, he earned his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School (Chicago).
Dan has been working for McHenry County since graduating.
Wilbrandt lives in West Dundee with his wife, Nadia.
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Wilbrandt is seeking to fill the legislative seat being vacated by Mike Tryon.
Those signaling a run for the same office in the Republican Primary Election are (in alphabetical order) are
- Carolyn Schofield
- Paul Serwatka
- Allen Skilicorn