Evanston Township Democratic Committeeman Eamon Kelly announced today that he’s dropping out of the race to replace Daniel Biss in the state senate.

Kelly, in amessage emailed to supporters today, said he plans to endorse State Rep. Laura Fine in her effort to move up to the senate.

He said he’ll seek re-election as Democratic Committeeman in March and “focus on my work with Evanton’s progressive, grassroots community to resist and defeat the right-wing Trump-Rauner agenda in the coming election.”

He also says he has joined the Daniel Biss gubernatorial campaign as a senior advisor. “I believe Daniel will be a transformational governor who can undo the damage caused by Rauner’s reign in Springfield and forge a new path forward for Illinois,” Kelly said.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Dethrone Mike Madigan?

    If Eamon really cares about the people of Illinois, maybe he could spend his time trying to dethrone Mike Madigan. Madigan has been in Springfield for over 40 years and has amassed power that enables him to control the judicial and legislative bodies of Illinois politics. Madigan draws the lines during the redistricting process, he doles out money as head of Illinois Democratic Party, and he gets people patronage jobs.

    He has had 2 hands on the shovel as Illinois continues to dig itself into further problems.

    And at the same time he has accumulated a large fortune through his law firm which represents big corporatations and others as they appeal their real estate taxes. Can Illinois residents ask to see Mike Madigan’s tax returns? 

    Eamon, do something productive with your time and energy and if you really care about Illinois like you claim, help to get rid of Mike Madigan.


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