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Elections | 11/05/2014

Mimi Rodman
Executive Director

As Executive Director, Mimi guides the strategy and policy work at Stand for Children Illinois.

A Great Election Night for Ed Champs

Stand for Children's mission of building better public schools drives our involvement in Illinois politics. We need to elect smart legislators who take courageous votes and strong stances on student-focused policy.

On Election Night all that effort paid off! Our candidates ran strong campaigns, and we're enormously proud of their success.

One candidate ran a great race and came up a bit short, while another race is still too close to call. That means last night at least 21 of 23 Stand-endorsed candidates won their races.

That list includes:

Democrat for State Senator

  • Andy Manar (D-48)

Democrats for State Representative

  • Laura Fine (D-17)
  • Christian Mitchell (D-26)
  • Anna Moeller (D-43)
  • Fred Crespo (D-44)
  • Deb Conroy (D-46)
  • Elaine Nekritz (D-57)
  • Scott Drury (D-58)
  • Carol Sente (D-59)
  • Jack Franks (D-63)
  • Stephanie Kifowit (D-84)

Republican for State Senator

  • Chris Nybo (R-24)

Republicans for State Representative

  • Mike McAuliffe (R-20)
  • Margo McDermed (R-37)
  • Keith Wheeler (R-50)
  • Tom Morrison (R-54)
  • Barbara Wheeler (R-64)
  • John Anthony (R-75)
  • Glenn Nixon (R-79)* (still too close to call)
  • Ron Sandack (R-81)
  • Mike Unes (R-91)
  • Mark Batinick (R-97)

We have a lot of problems in our state. From an outdated way that we fund our schools, to a system of haves and have-nots. Meanwhile, our kids are growing up and getting left behind. We’re sick of the status quo. We need courageous politicians who are willing to take the hard vote for kids.

Every child deserves a fair, properly-funded education system and access to a high-quality public school with excellent teachers who provide a 21st century education.

Last night we proved once again what we can accomplish together. And we moved one step closer to our goal of ensuring all kids receive the education they need to succeed in life.

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