November 2012 General Election


Posted on October 26th, in Endorsements.

Vince Romano (R): Illinois State Representative, 16th District

Romano was born and raised in Skokie, and still resides there today. He was formerly active in sports, serving as head coach for the women’s rugby team at UIC. He has worked in his family’s real estate business, and is currently a full-time financial advisor. His opponent is rated a “4” (totally opposed to pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

Jeanne Ives (R): Illinois State Representative, 42nd District

Ives grew up in South Dakota and has been a resident of Illinois for 20 years. She graduated from the United States Military Academy and served overseas during the first Gulf War as an officer in the United States Army. She has been married for 23 years and has five children. She currently serves as an active member of the Wheaton City Council and works as a tax consultant helping individuals and small businesses.

Dennis Reboletti (R): Illinois State Representative, 45th District

Reboletti has served as State Representative for the 46th District since 2007. He previously served as Assistant Attorney General and Assistant State’s Attorney for the State of Illinois, and as Alderman in Elmhurst and Addison Township Trustee.

David McSweeney (R): Illinois State Representative, 52nd District

McSweeney grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, where he currently resides with his wife and two teenage daughters. He and his family are members of the Lutheran Church of the Atonement. While living in New York City, he and his wife tutored at-risk youth in Harlem. He has served as Palatine Township Trustee and as a member of the Finance Committee for former U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald. He has worked as an investment banker and is currently a financial consultant. His opponent is rated a “4” (totally opposed to pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

David Harris (R): Illinois State Representative, 53rd District

Harris was raised in Mount Prospect and has lived in Arlington Heights for the past 30 years. He attended St. Viator High School and is a member of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish. Harris served as State Representative in the late 1980s and early 1990s before being re-elected in 2010, and is a former member of the National Guard.

Tom Morrison (R): Illinois State Representative, 54th District

Morrison has served as State Representative for the 54th District since 2011. He was raised in Glenview and currently lives in Palatine with his wife Bethany and their two children. He is a former parochial school teacher and radio news reporter, and has operated a disaster cleanup and restoration company in Elk Grove.

Neil Anderson (R): Illinois State Representative, 72nd District

Anderson was born and raised in the Midwest. He attended college in Iowa and Nebraska. While studying for his chiropractic degree, he became a volunteer firefighter. He then decided to become a firefighter full-time, and obtained his paramedic license. In 2006, he joined the Moline Fire Department, where he is still serving today. He and his wife Brandi live in Moline with their two children. His opponent is rated a “3” (will not support most pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

John Bradley (D): Illinois State Representative, 117th District

Bradley has served as State Representative for the 117th District since 2003. He was born in Harrisburg and currently resides in Marion. He is an involved member of his community and has been active in several area organizations. He is married and has two children.

Brandon Phelps (D): Illinois State Representative, 118th District

Phelps has served as State Representative for the 118th District since 2003. He is a native of southern Illinois and a graduate of Eldorado High School and Eastern Illinois University.

Carole Pankau (R): Illinois State Senator, 23rd District

Pankau began her career as a public servant on the Keeneyville School Board. She subsequently served on the DuPage County Board from 1984 to 1992, and as State Representative from 1993 to 2004. She has served as State Senator for the 23rd District since 2005. She has been married for 43 years and has four children and 11 grandchildren. Her opponent is rated a “4” (totally opposed to pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

Dan Duffy (R): Illinois State Senator, 26th District

Duffy has served in the Illinois State Senate since 2009. He grew up on the south side of Chicago and graduated from Augustana College. He has served as chairman of the Lake and Cook County Area Action Council for Independent Businesses, and is co-owner of Effective Data, Inc. in Schaumburg. He currently resides in Lake Barrington with his wife Kris and their five children.

Bill Albracht (R): Illinois State Senator, 36th District

Albracht was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and is one of the most highly decorated veterans in the state of Illinois. He worked as a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service for more than 25 years. He currently lives in Moline and works as an independent security consultant. He and his wife Mary have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. His opponent is rated a “3” (will not support most pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

Garrett Peck (R): Illinois State Senator, 49th District

Peck was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He served in the United States Air Force, and attended William Rainey Harper College and Western Illinois University. He currently lives in Plainfield, where he serves as a Village Trustee.

John Bambanek (R): Illinois State Senator, 52nd District

Bambanek is a small business owner from Champaign, Illinois where he lives with his wife and three children. A leading expert in the field of information security, he owns Bambanek Consulting, a cybercrime and electronic fraud prevention firm. He has been a conservative activist and served in leadership roles in several political organizations pushing for fiscal responsibility, budget and pension reform, conservative social issues and ending corruption. His opponent is rated a “4” (totally opposed to pro-life issues) by Illinois Citizens for Life.

Bill Haine (D): Illinois State Senator, 56th District

Haine has served in the Illinois State Senate since 2002. He was born in Alton, IL. He and his wife Anna reside in Alton and have 7 children and 20 grandchildren. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, and served in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1969. Prior to his election to the Illinois State Senate, he served as the Madison County State’s Attorney for over 10 years.