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Libertarian Funk submits state rep. petitions

Steve Funk, Libertarian candidate for 18th District Illinois State Representative, submitted over 3,300 petition signatures to the State Board of Elections in Springfield today seeking a place on the fall election ballot challenging State Rep. Robyn Gabel.

Steve Funk, Libertarian candidate for 18th District Illinois State Representative, submitted over 3,300 petition signatures to the State Board of Elections in Springfield today seeking a place on the fall election ballot challenging State Rep. Robyn Gabel.

Steve FunkFunk topped the 2,561 signatures required of independent and “new party” candidates, but its likely to face challenges to the validity of his signatures from Democratic party activists that still could keep him off the Nov. 2 ballot.

“While petitioning throughout our district over the past three months, thousands of voters told me they were eager for sensible solutions, constructive debate, and independent representation,” Funk, a seven-year resident of Evanston, said.

My campaign will focus on common sense problem-solving, free from the influence of entrenched special interests and establishment party politics,” he added. “Let’s restore fiscal stability, enhance personal freedoms, rebuild our economy, and usher in a new era of prosperity for Illinois.”

Gabel faces no Republican or Green party opposition in the November race.

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