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Endorsement: Illinois Senate District 26: Dan McConchie

Dan Duffy resigned his 26th Illinois Senate District seat earlier this year to take a job as president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, a Chicago-based nonprofit. A Republican, Duffy was first elected to the state Senate in 2008. His hand-picked successor, Dan McConchie, was appointed to fill out the remainder of Duffy’s term.

McConchie, R-Hawthorn Woods, now faces Democrat Kelly Mazeski on the Nov. 8 ballot for a full four-year term.

A fiscal conservative, McConchie vows to cut spending, lower taxes and fight corruption in Springfield. He supports much of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, including tort reform, redistricting reform, workers’ compensation reform and property tax reform. He also supports pension reform that moves government employees away from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans similar to those used in the private sector.

Mazeski, of Barringon, is a lifelong community volunteer.

Illinois’ 26th Senate District includes the southeastern portion of McHenry County.

We endorse McConchie.

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