A press release from the Lake County Right to Life:
Illinois House District 51 Needs a Consistent Conservative to Deliver on Rauner’s Pro-Growth Agenda
Hawthorn Woods resident and nonprofit executive Dan McConchie announcedThursday, August 24, 2015, that he is seeking the Republican nomination for state representative in Illinois House District 51.
A 20-year resident of Lake and northern Cook County, McConchie has spent his career working in nonprofits as an advocate for the weak and vulnerable, both at the beginning and end of life. As a national expert on state legislation, he has committed to bringing his experience in legislative strategy, marketing, coalition building and grassroots advocacy to furthering Governor Rauner’s pro-growth agenda in Springfield.
The current officeholder is Ed Sullivan, Jr., a seven-term incumbent who also holds the position of Fremont Township assessor – a full-time job.
“The incumbent has had both fists in taxpayer’s pocket for too long,” McConchie said. “What has Ed Sullivan put his mark on other than enriching himself at taxpayer’s expense?
“He takes two government salaries simultaneously, and is in two different pension funds.
“Residents call him the most unresponsive public official they know.
“It’s time for a consistent conservative to truly represent the 51st district; a representative who lives out the conservative principles they claim to hold.”
“I will be a strong advocate in helping Governor Rauner bring back Illinois by reigning in spending, growing the State’s economy and putting the politicians on notice that the old way of doing business is over,” continuedMcConchie”.
McConchie noted that Springfield power brokers fear he will upset the apple cart and challenge the status quo….
“I was visited by a member of House leadership who told me, ‘Wait your turn’.
“I don’t think it’s up to the Springfield elite to make the decision for the voters of the 51st district. Bruce Rauner ran to be Governor not because he was a career politician, but because he cared about the people of Illinois. Like Rauner, I will be a representative who puts their interests first,” McConchie stated.
Illinois’ 51st district is in the northwest Chicago suburbs and includes Barrington, Deer Park, Green Oaks, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mundelein, and Vernon Hills.
Dan McConchie will be holding a campaign launch rally in the 51st district at the home of former Congressman and radio personality Joe Walsh on Saturday, August 29 at 4pm.YOU ARE ALL ARE INVITED!
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