Elect Education Champions

Stand for Children supports candidates committed to fighting for an equitable public education system which gives all students a fair chance to succeed. We look for education champions of integrity who are bold, substantive, and solutions-oriented – leaders who move the needle forward for the next generation and dismantle the systemic barriers shackling too many.

In Illinois, this work is conducted through two bipartisan entities, Stand for Children Illinois PAC and Stand for Children Illinois IEC.

Stand for Children Illinois PAC's endorsement process for General Assembly races includes a questionnaire, interviews by Stand staff and members, and assessment of candidate viability. The 2020 General Questionnaire covered policy issues and the candidate’s views on dismantling systemic racism and improving the culture in Springfield. If the candidate has held elected office before, the PAC looks at their voting record and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with their colleagues. Only candidates in contested races are eligible for endorsement consideration.

State and local candidates for offices playing a significant role in educational policy may check back periodically for updates or email ILinfo@stand.org with your questions.

(Paid for by Stand for Children Illinois PAC or Stand for Children Illinois IEC)


For the 2020 General Election, Stand for Children Illinois PAC endorses the following candidates for the General Assembly:

For State Senate

For State House of Representatives


Paid for by Stand for Children Illinois PAC.

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