A press release from State Senate candidate Marty McLaughlin:
Local Leaders Announce Support for Martin McLaughlin
Cite McLaughlin’s Proven Record of Cutting Spending and Lowering Taxes
BARRINGTON HILLS, IL – Today, a number of local leaders announced their support for Martin McLaughlin for State Senate in the 26th District.
“I am honored to have the support of these local leaders who work tirelessly for their communities,” said a grateful McLaughlin. “In our positions, we can’t allow politics to stand in the way of moving our communities forward.
“As a result, we have enacted many of the reforms that Governor Rauner is looking to achieve in Springfield.
“That’s the kind of experienced leadership the Governor needs on his side in order to enact his conservative reforms.”
Endorsing McLaughlin are
- Deer Park Village President Bob Kellerman
- Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod
- Lake Barrington Village President Kevin Richardson
- Lake Zurich Mayor Tom Poynton
- North Barrington Village President Al Pino
- South Barrington Village President Paula McCombie
- Island Lake Mayor Charles Amrich
- Barrington Township Supervisor Gene Dawson
- Cuba Township Supervisor David Nelson
- Palatine Township Supervisor Sharon Langlotz-Johnson
- Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Robert Miller
- Cuba Township Highway Commissioner Randy Marks
- Former Tower Lakes Mayor Kathleen Leitner
- Former Hoffman Estates Trustee Cary Collins
McLaughlin was elected Village President of Barrington Hills in 2013, defeating the two-time incumbent [Democrat Bob Abboud] by a margin of 60%-40% despite being outspent 5-to-1.
In the years prior, the Village had spent recklessly, increasing expenditures 83.5% and hiking taxes a whopping 177%.
In McLaughlin’s three years in office, he has cut spending every single year, held the line on taxes his first year, and cut taxes each of the past two years.
“Serving as the unpaid, volunteer Village President of Barrington Hills for three years, I have led by example. Despite a 5-1 board opposed to my conservative reform agenda, I successfully used common sense business principles to reduce spending and cut taxes, finally giving homeowners a small amount of relief,” McLaughlin stated.
“We can fix our state, but it will require bold measures. I am ready to go to Springfield to fight the entrenched powers on behalf of my neighbors in the 26th District.”
About Martin McLaughlin:
Martin McLaughlin is the Village President of Barrington Hills, a small businessman and a financial expert running to bring his common sense private sector experience to Springfield. Martin brought business principles to a bloated local government rife with cronyism and successfully reduced spending, cut taxes, and put the village back on a path towards fiscal responsibility. Martin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University. He has been married to his wife, Kathleen, for 24 years, and they have 5 daughters, aged 21 through 9.
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Besides McLaughlin, Casey Urlacher and Dan McConchie are running for the Republican nomination for State Senate.