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.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. I never saw Patrick preserving services at Cook County Hospital
    I have worked at Cook County Hospital (Stroger Hospital) for 26 years, and I never saw Patrick working to preserve services there. I went to many hearings and meetings during the hospital budget crisis 2 years ago, but I never heard or saw Patrick there.
    The doctors, nurses, social workers, respiratory therapists and patients of Cook County Hospital fought to preserve services there, not Patrick.

  2. Patrick Keenan-Devlin for 18th District
    Patrick Keenan-Devlin has the legislative experience that no other candidate running for the 18th District State Representative can claim. He has successfully navigated the complexities of Illinois lawmaking as Legislative Director of Citizen Action. He has assisted in the drafting of progressive legislation making health care accessible to more Illinois citizens. Significantly he stands for law that would banish predatory lending, law that would grant care for the disabled and he stands for further and deeper reforms in campaign finance practices. The 18th District will be proud to call Keenan-Devlin its representative who gets things done for the benefit of the people he serves.

  3. Dr. Quentin Young knows Patrick fights for health care
    Dr. Quentin Young, Illinois’ Public Health Advocate, and William McNary, Co-Director of Citizen Action/Illinois and President of USAction, seem to disagree with you.

    No one disputes the hard work employees and patients of the Cook County Hospital did but they weren’t alone in that fight. That’s why the “The Emergency Network to Save Cook County Health Services” http://www.savecounty.org was created by over 70 organizations, including Citzen Action/Illinois. If you spend a little time on that site you see his name on a range of issues from shuttering the OB/GYN Residency Program to preparing meeting minutes from Cook County Legislation and Finance Committee (hard to do if you aren’t there).

    This would have taken you two minutes to find before posting your attack. Everyone has their own favorite candidates but the truth matters. We need our campaigns to be about bringing us together, not finding ways to tear us apart. Keep up the good work.

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