Evanston GOP announces primary endorsements


The Evanston Township Republican Organization has announced its endorsements in the March 20 primary.

“We’re proud to support such an outstanding slate of Republican candidates who will push hard for conservative principles on behalf of Illinoisans,” said Evanston Township GOP Committeeman Blair Garber.

“Illinoisans agree that Mike Madigan’s reign of terror must come to an end,” Garber said. “We need candidates who will stand up to the Madigan Machine and politics as usual. These men and women will be effective and tough citizen legislators. It’s high time we had some leaders with a backbone in Springfield.”

The local GOP group has endorsed Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti, the incumbent governor and lieutenant governor for re-election.

It has also endorsed:

  • Erika Harold, an Urbana attorney and Harvard Law graduate for attorney general;
  • Sargis Sangari, a retired army lieutenant colonel who heads the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement, for the 9th Congressional District seat held by Democrat Jan Schakowsky;
  • Peter Lee, a businessman and former vice-president of the Korean American Association for the 17th District State House seat being vacated by Democrat Laura Fine, and
  • Julie Cho, a Chicago Booth graduate and operations consultant, for the 18th District State House seat held by Democrat Robyn Gabel.

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