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New Trier Democrats back Keenan-Devlin

The New Trier Democratic Organization has endorsed Patrick Keenan-Devlin in the 18th District Illinois House race.

The New Trier Democratic Organization has endorsed Patrick Keenan-Devlin in the 18th District Illinois House race.

The group has members in Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Winnetka, which make up a significant portion of the district. The district also includes all but the northwest corner of Evanston and a portion of Rogers Park.

At the weekend endorsement session, Keenan-Devlin promised “to fight for a responsible state budget, which will allow us to protect vital social services, fully fund education, and address our chronic budget deficit.”

He also promised support for a woman’s right to choose. “I’ll be the sort of progressive fighter that New Trier Democrats respect, and that we need in Springfield right now,” Keenan-Devlin said.

Keenan-Devlin also received the personal endorsement of New Trier Committeeman Bill Crowley.

On Saturday, Keenan-Devlin received the endorsement of Citizen Action, where he worked as legislative director. Citizen Action/Illinois is the state’s largest public interest organization and a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels.

Keenan-Devlin is a board member of the NTDO. He has worked for campaign finance reform and improved access to health care for all citizens. He successfully advocated for an independent governing board to oversee Cook County’s Hospital system, and has sponsored legislation to provide oversight of the pay-day loan industry.

Michael Deheeger is campaign manager for the Keenan-Devlin campaign.

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