A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney, who is seeking to retain his seat against challenges from Danielle Rowe and Dave McSweeney:
Chicago Tribune Endorses Kent Gaffney for State Representative
Fox River Grove, IL – The Chicago Tribune has endorsed Kent Gaffney for State Representative in the Republican Primary for the 52nd House District.
The Chicago Tribune praised Gaffney’s budget expertise and fiscal discipline, saying:
Rep. Kent Gaffney of Lake Barrington toiled for years as the House Republicans’ budget director, making him an indispensable voice for spending discipline in Springfield. His forceful arguments are backed by a firm and often unassailable command of the numbers… Gaffney was appointed to the seat in July. Taxpayers need him to stay there.
Gaffney was endorsed by the Daily Herald earlier this month, which said:
…we endorse Gaffney, who is grounded by a realistic and practical approach to budgetary stewardship, having spent more than a decade as budget director for House Republicans.
Since taking the seat in June, Gaffney has been an active participant in his caucus’s talks on pension reform and other key issues… In addition, his state financial know-how provides an authoritative boost for lawmakers in the budgeting process. He aims to apply that knowledge to benefit his district…
Kent Gaffney is the endorsed Republican for State Representative. Kent is endorsed by 50 local Republican leaders, the Barrington Township Republican Organization and “Team Nunda.”
Representative Gaffney’s pro-jobs, pro-growth agenda earned him the endorsement of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce PAC. Kent is endorsed by ABATE and the National Rifle Association for his strong support of our constitutional rights.