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Keenan-Devlin gets backing from women, health official

The Patrick Keenan-Devlin campaign for the 18th District state house seat representing Evanston claimed more endorsements today — which also is the first day of early voting at the Civic Center for the Feb. 2 primary.

The campaign said several hundred women have signed a letter supporting Keenan-Devlin that was mailed to 7,000 registered women voters across the district.

The Patrick Keenan-Devlin campaign for the 18th District state house seat representing Evanston claimed more endorsements today — which also is the first day of early voting at the Civic Center for the Feb. 2 primary.

The campaign said several hundred women have signed a letter supporting Keenan-Devlin that was mailed to 7,000 registered women voters across the district.

The letter says women of all different ages and economic and cultural backgrounds support Keenan-Devlin because of "his record of progressive legislative accomplishment, his dedicated work in our community, and his vision for the future of our state."

In addition the campaign reports that Dr. Quentin Young, who was appointed Saturday by Gov. Pat Quinn to be Illinois’ Public Health Advocate, has endorsed Keenan-Devlin.

Dr. Young founded the Committee to End Discrimination, which helped desegregate Chicago hospitals said Keenan-Devlin "is by far the most qualified candidate to ensure our state achieves accessible healthcare for all in Illinois."

Keenan-Devlin says that, as Legislative Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, the state’s largest public interest advocacy organization, he worked to expand prescription drug coverage for low-income seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities, preserve healthcare benefits for All Kids beneficiaries, and preserve services at the Cook County Health and Hospital System.

 

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