IFApacEndorsements

2016 General Election

The November 8th General Election is just around the corner! Prior to going to the polls, make sure that you know where your candidates stand on life, natural marriage (one man/one woman), and religious freedom.  Please take a moment to check out IFA’s online voter guide at: ILVoterGuide.com

As in every election cycle, we have the blessing of being part of something that’s extraordinary, which most of the world can only dream of doing. We get to participate in self-government by casting our vote for local, state and federal officials. While some people claim that this is a wonderful privilege, we submit to you that it is much more than a privilege.  It’s an phenomenal responsibility and it’s a stewardship issue.

Illinois Family Action’s board members Dr. Barbara Bellar, Richard Hartian, Pastor John Kirkwood, Jan Klaas, Pastor Calvin Lindstrom, Pastor James Pittman, and Executive Director of IFA and IFA-pac David E. Smith are pleased to endorse the following candidates for office in the 2016 General Election. Many of these endorsements reflect differences between candidates who hold pro-life and pro-family positions and those who do not.

Every election is critical for the direction of life, marriage, religious liberty and host of other family issues. We support these candidates because they have articulated personal commitment to pro-life and pro-marriage principles, or have a proven public-voting record that demonstrates a commitment to these bedrock principles.

We encourage you to pray for each of these candidates, their families and campaigns.  It is not an easy endeavor to run for public office.

Federal Races:

U.S. House Dist. 11 – Tonia Khouri

U.S. House Dist. 14 – Randy Hultgren

U.S. House Dist. 17 – Patrick Harlan

U.S. House Dist. 18 – Darin LaHood

Illinois General Assembly Races:

State Senate Dist. 22 – Tracy Smodilla

State Senate Dist. 26 – Dan McConchie

State Senate Dist. 31 – Michael Amrozowicz

State Senate Dist. 49 – Michelle Smith

State Rep. Dist. 35 – Victor Horne

State Rep. Dist. 42 – Jeanne Ives

State Rep. Dist. 44 – Katy Dolan Baumer

State Rep. Dist. 46 – Heidi Holan

State Rep. Dist. 48 – Peter Breen

State Rep. Dist. 61 – Sheri Jesiel

State Rep. Dist. 69 – Joe Sosnowski

State Rep. Dist. 74 – Daniel Swanson

State Rep. Dist. 76 –  Jerry Long

State Rep. Dist. 84 –  Mike Strick

State Rep. Dist. 94 –  Randy Frese

State Rep. Dist. 95 – Avery Bourne

State Rep. Dist. 102 – Brad Halbrook

State Rep. Dist. 110 – Reggie Philipps

State Rep. Dist. 112 – Dwight Kay

State Rep. Dist. 115 – Terri Bryant

The following candidates fell short of earning an IFA-pac endorsement in this election cycle, however, the board of directors have decided to recommend them to voters in these districts:

State Rep. Dist. 63 – Steven Reick

State Rep. Dist. 66 – Allen Skillicorn

State Rep. Dist. 84 –  Mike Strick

For more information, please check out the Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide and/or the Illinois Family Action online voter guide at ILVoterGuide.org.

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2016 Primary Election

We strongly encourage you to vote in the March 15th primary election. Prior to going to the polls, make sure that you know where your candidates stand on life, natural marriage (one man/one woman), and religious freedom.  Please take a moment to check out IFA’s online voter guide at: ILVoterGuide.com

Illinois Family Action’s board members Dr. Barbara Bellar, Richard Hartian, Pastor John Kirkwood, Jan Klaas, Pastor Calvin Lindstrom, Pastor James Pittman, and Executive Director of IFA and IFA-pac David E. Smith are pleased to endorse the following candidates for office in the 2016 primary election. Many of these endorsements reflect differences between candidates who hold pro-life and pro-family positions and those who do not.

This primary election is critical for the direction of life, marriage, and family issues in Illinois. We support these candidates because they have articulated personal commitment to pro-life and pro-marriage principles, or have a proven public-voting record that demonstrates a commitment to these bedrock principles.

We look forward to working with these candidates to advance pro-family policies once they are in office.

Federal Races:

Presidential – Ted Cruz

U.S. Senate – James Marter

U.S. House Dist. 6 – Jay Kinzler

U.S. House Dist. 11 – Tonia Khouri, Herman White, and Nick Stella

U.S. House Dist. 13 – Ethan Vandersand

U.S. House Dist. 15 – Kyle McCarter

U.S. House Dist. 17 – Patrick Harlan

Illinois General Assembly Races:

State Senate Dist. 19 – Max Solomon

State Senate Dist. 26 – Dan McConchie

State Senate Dist. 50 – Sam McCann

State Senate Dist. 55 – Dale Righter

State Senate Dist. 58 – Sharee Langenstein

State Rep. Dist. 66 – Paul Serwatka and Daniel Wilbrandt

State Rep. Dist. 72 – Jordan Thoms

State Rep. Dist. 74 – Daniel Swanson

State Rep. Dist. 76 –  Jerry Long

State Rep. Dist. 95 – Avery Bourne

State Rep. Dist. 102 – Brad Halbrook

State Rep. Dist. 109 – David Reis

State Rep. Dist. 110 – Reggie Philipps

For more information, please check out the Illinois Family Institute voter guide and/or the Illinois Family Action online voter guide at ILVoterGuide.org.

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November 2014 General Election

An asterisk (*) indicates a recommendation but not an endorsement

Federal Races:

Eric Wallace (R): 2nd Congressional District

Sharon Brannigan (R): 3rd Congressional District

Peter Roskam (R): 6th Congressional District

Larry Kaifesh (R): 8th Congressional District

Darlene Senger (R):  11th Congressional District

Mike Bost (R): 12th Congressional District

Rodney Davis (R): 13th Congressional District

*John Shimkus  (R): 15th Congressional District

Bobby Schilling (R): 17th Congressional District

*Aaron Schock (R): 18th Congressional District

Illinois Statewide Races:

*Paul Schimpf, Attorney General

Illinois General Assembly Races:

Chris Nybo (R) 24th State Senate

Linda Little (R) 48th State Senate

Mark Calonder (R): 10th Representative District

Michael McAulliffe (R): 20th Representative District

*Victor C. Horne (R): 35th Representative District

Margo McDermed (R): 37th Representative District

*Ramiro Juarez (R): 44th Representative District

Heidi Holan (R): 46th Representative District

Keith Wheeler (R): 50th Representative District

*David McSweeney (R): 52nd Representative District

Tom Morrison (R): 54th Representative District

*Mark Neehof (R): 58th Representative District

*Sheri Jesiel (R): 61st Representative District

Rod Drobinski (R): 62nd Representative District

Jim Wozniak (R): 71st Representative District

John D. Anthony (R): 75th Representative District

Jerry Lee Long (R): 76th Representative District

Glenn Nixon (R): 79th Representative District

Krishna Bansal (R): 84th Representative District

Michael D. Unes (R): 91st Representative District

Sue Scherer (R): 96th Representative District

Mark Batinick (R): 97th Representative District

Yvonne Bolton (R): 98th Representative District

Adam Brown (R): 102nd Representative District

John Cavaletto (R): 107th Representative District

Dwight Kay (R): 112th Representative District

Melinda Hult (R): 113th Representative District

Terri Bryant (R): 115th Representative District

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November 2012 General Election

Vince Romano (R): Illinois State Representative, 16th District

Romano was born and raised in Skokie, and still resides there today. He was formerly active in sports, serving as head coach for the women’s rugby team at UIC. He has worked in his family’s real estate business, and is currently a full-time financial advisor. His opponent is rated a “4” (totally opposed to pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

Jeanne Ives (R): Illinois State Representative, 42nd District

Ives grew up in South Dakota and has been a resident of Illinois for 20 years. She graduated from the United States Military Academy and served overseas during the first Gulf War as an officer in the United States Army. She has been married for 23 years and has five children. She currently serves as an active member of the Wheaton City Council and works as a tax consultant helping individuals and small businesses.

Dennis Reboletti (R): Illinois State Representative, 45th District

Reboletti has served as State Representative for the 46th District since 2007. He previously served as Assistant Attorney General and Assistant State’s Attorney for the State of Illinois, and as Alderman in Elmhurst and Addison Township Trustee.

David McSweeney (R): Illinois State Representative, 52nd District

McSweeney grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where he currently resides with his wife and two teenage daughters. He and his family are members of the Lutheran Church of the Atonement. While living in New York City, he and his wife tutored at-risk youth in Harlem. He has served as Palatine Township Trustee and as a member of the Finance Committee for former U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald. He has worked as an investment banker and is currently a financial consultant. His opponent is rated a “4” (totally opposed to pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

David Harris (R): Illinois State Representative, 53rd District

Harris was raised in Mount Prospect and has lived in Arlington Heights for the past 30 years. He attended St. Viator High School and is a member of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish. Harris served as State Representative in the late 1980s and early 1990s before being re-elected in 2010, and is a former member of the National Guard.

Tom Morrison (R): Illinois State Representative, 54th District

Morrison has served as State Representative for the 54th District since 2011. He was raised in Glenview and currently lives in Palatine with his wife Bethany and their two children. He is a former parochial school teacher and radio news reporter, and has operated a disaster cleanup and restoration company in Elk Grove.

Neil Anderson (R): Illinois State Representative, 72nd District

Anderson was born and raised in the Midwest. He attended college in Iowa and Nebraska. While studying for his chiropractic degree, he became a volunteer firefighter. He then decided to become a firefighter full-time, and obtained his paramedic license. In 2006, he joined the Moline Fire Department, where he is still serving today. He and his wife Brandi live in Moline with their two children. His opponent is rated a “3” (will not support most pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

John Bradley (D): Illinois State Representative, 117th District

Bradley has served as State Representative for the 117th District since 2003. He was born in Harrisburg and currently resides in Marion. He is an involved member of his community and has been active in several area organizations. He is married and has two children.

Brandon Phelps (D): Illinois State Representative, 118th District

Phelps has served as State Representative for the 118th District since 2003. He is a native of southern Illinois and a graduate of Eldorado High School and Eastern Illinois University.

Carole Pankau (R): Illinois State Senator, 23rd District

Pankau began her career as a public servant on the Keeneyville School Board. She subsequently served on the DuPage County Board from 1984 to 1992, and as State Representative from 1993 to 2004. She has served as State Senator for the 23rd District since 2005. She has been married for 43 years and has four children and 11 grandchildren. Her opponent is rated a “4” (totally opposed to pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

Dan Duffy (R): Illinois State Senator, 26th District

Duffy has served in the Illinois State Senate since 2009. He grew up on the south side of Chicago and graduated from Augustana College. He has served as chairman of the Lake and Cook County Area Action Council for Independent Businesses, and is co-owner of Effective Data, Inc. in Schaumburg. He currently resides in Lake Barrington with his wife Kris and their five children.

Bill Albracht (R): Illinois State Senator, 36th District

Albracht was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and is one of the most highly decorated veterans in the state of Illinois. He worked as a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service for more than 25 years. He currently lives in Moline and works as an independent security consultant. He and his wife Mary have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. His opponent is rated a “3” (will not support most pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

Garrett Peck (R): Illinois State Senator, 49th District

Peck was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He served in the United States Air Force, and attended William Rainey Harper College and Western Illinois University. He currently lives in Plainfield, where he serves as a Village Trustee.

John Bambanek (R): Illinois State Senator, 52nd District

Bambanek is a small business owner from Champaign, Illinois where he lives with his wife and three children. A leading expert in the field of information security, he owns Bambanek Consulting, a cybercrime and electronic fraud prevention firm. He has been a conservative activist and served in leadership roles in several political organizations pushing for fiscal responsibility, budget and pension reform, conservative social issues and ending corruption. His opponent is rated a “4” (totally opposed to pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

Bill Haine (D): Illinois State Senator, 56th District

Haine has served in the Illinois State Senate since 2002. He was born in Alton, IL. He and his wife Anna reside in Alton and have 7 children and 20 grandchildren. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, and served in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1969. Prior to his election to the Illinois State Senate, he served as the Madison County State’s Attorney for over 10 years.


 

 

March 2012 Primary Election

David McSweeney (R): Illinois State Representative, 52nd District

Jeanne Ives (R): Illinois State Representative, 42nd District

Li Arellano (R): Illinois State Representative, 90th District

Carole Pankau (R): Illinois State Senator, 23rd District

John Bambanek (R): Illinois State Senator, 52nd District


 

 

November 2010 General Elections

Brian Doherty (R): Illinois State Senator, 10th District

Steve Rauschenberger (R): Illinois State Senator, 22nd District

Cedra Crenshaw (R): Illinois State Senator, 43rd District

Billie Roth (R): Illinois State Representative, 44th District

Dennis Reboletti (R): Illinois State Representative, 46th District

Tom Morrison (R): Illinois State Representative, 54th District

Dan Sugrue (R): Illinois State Representative, 59th District

Rita Mayfield (D): Illinois State Representative, 60th District

David Harris (R): Illinois State Representative, 66th District

Frank Mautino (D): Illinois State Representative, 76th District

Maripat Oliver (R): Illinois State Representative, 85th District

Darlene Senger (R): Illinois State Representative, 96th District

Daniel Beiser (D): Illinois State Representative, 111th District

John Bradley (D): Illinois State Representative, 117th District

Brandon Phelps (D): Illinois State Representative, 118th District


 

 

Spring 2010 Primary Elections

Mike Macellaio: Illinois House State Representative, 36th District

Paul Mitchell: Illinois House State Representative, 62nd District

Tom Morrison: Illinois House State Representative, 54th District


 

 

November 2008 General Elections

John Noverini: Judge, Kane County Circuit Court

Darlene Senger: Illinois House State Representative, 96th District

Ron Wait: Illinois House State Representative, 69th District

Terri Ann Wintermute: Illinois State Senator, 42nd District