Stand for Children IL PAC Endorses Ed Champs

Chicago – Stand for Children Illinois PAC, which supports elected officials and candidates who make the best interests of students a top priority, today announced its endorsement of candidates in the upcoming 2016 general election.

“Our state’s education system has made important gains over the course of the last several years, with the help of policies setting college- and career-ready standards and providing students more opportunities to earn college credit in high school,” said Mimi Rodman, PAC chairperson. “At the same time, we have a long way to go.

The gap between what we spend for our richest and poorest school districts is the worst in the country; that is unconscionable. The need is urgent for education champions who are bold, courageous leaders for all Illinois students.”

Stand for Children IL PAC’s 2016 endorsed candidates are:

For State Senate

  • Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-25)
  • Sen. Dan McConchie (R-26)
  • Sen. Julie Morrison (D-29)
  • Sen. Melinda Bush (D-31)
  • Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-49)
  • Sheila Simon (D-58)
  • Sen. Gary Forby (D-59)

For State Representative

  • Rep. Mike McAuliffe (R-20)
  • Rep. Fred Crespo (D-44)
  • Rep. Peter Breen (R-48)
  • Rep. Scott Drury (D-58)
  • Rep. Carol Sente (D-59)
  • Rep. Sheri Jesiel (R-61)
  • Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-69)
  • Rep. Kate Cloonen (D-79)
  • Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-84)

In the run up to Election Day, Stand for Children IL PAC will provide support through various means, including field operations as well as financial contributions and communications.

Stand for Children IL PAC endorses only in contested races, and any candidate in a contested State House or Senate race is eligible for consideration of endorsement. To arrive at endorsement decisions, Stand for Children IL PAC analyzed voting records and questionnaire responses, and conducted candidate interviews to evaluate the candidate’s viability and conviction to the organization’s policy agenda.

For more information on our endorsed candidates please visit

(Paid for by Stand for Children IL PAC)

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