McConchie Running for Duffy’s Seat

As you can read in the press release from Dan McConchie below, one of the State Rep. candidates who has announced that he was running to replace State Rep. Ed Sullivan in the Illinois House has jumped to the State Senate race:

Dan McConchie to Seek Republican Nomination in Illinois Senate District 26 in Wake of Senator Duffy’s Retirement

Our State Senate is in great need of continued conservative advocacy

HAWTHORN WOODS, September 10, 2015 – Hawthorn Woods resident and nonprofit executive Dan McConchie announced Thursday that he is seeking the Republican nomination in Illinois Senate District 26. The incumbent, conservative Republican Senator Dan Duffy, announced today that he is not running for re-election.

Dan McConchie

Dan McConchie

“Our conservative district deserves strong conservative leadership,” said Dan McConchie.

“Like Senator Duffy, I will be a principled advocate for lower taxes, smarter government and will uphold the conservative values we hold dear.”

Before Duffy’s unexpected announcement, Dan McConchie was running for state representative in the 51st House District.

“My goal of running for office has always been to help bring my experience and success in legislative work around the country to the pressing needs we have in Springfield. There is an even greater need of strong conservative advocates in our Senate. Senator Duffy has been a role model in the principled stands he has taken. I look forward to representing the 26th Senate District as well as he has.”

Back on August 27, Duffy had endorsed Dan McConchie for state representative in House District 51.

Dan is a lifelong conservative with a proven track record of accomplishment in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Having been responsible both to manage an organizational budget and to meet a payroll, he understands exactly what Illinois families and small business owners face in every day under our dysfunctional state government. 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.

Illinois’ 51st district is in the northwest Chicago suburbs and includes Barrington, Cary, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Green Oaks, Hawthorn Woods, Island Lake, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mundelein, Oakwood Hills and Vernon Hills.

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State Rep. David McSweeney has told McHenry County Blog that he is staying in the Illinois House.

The other candidate who announced for Ed Sullivan’s Illinois House seat is Nick Sauer.


McConchie Running for Duffy’s Seat — 1 Comment

  1. Recap.

    Office ————— District – Incumbent —— 2016 Primary Status ——— 2016 Primary Candidate
    State Senate ——— 26th —– Dan Duffy —— Not running for re-election – Dan McConchie
    State Representative – 51st —– Dave McSweeney – Running for re-election —– Dave McSweeney
    State Representative – 52nd —– Ed Sullivan —- Not running for re-election – Nick Sauer

    26th Senate District includes all of 51st and 52nd Representative Districts.


    51st covers parts of Lake County and a sliver of Cook County.


    52nd covers parts of McHenry, Lake, Kane, and Cook Counties.


    List of Representative Districts


    List of Senate Districts

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