The Quad Cities Chamber’s Illinois Growth Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed six candidates running in the upcoming Illinois elections. PAC committee members solicited written surveys, followed by in-person interviews, to understand candidate priorities.

The Illinois Growth PAC has endorsed the following candidates:

  • Neil Anderson, Senate District 36
  • Tony McCombie, House District 71
  • Mike Halpin, House District 72
  • Mike Steffen, Rock Island County Board 12
  • Bill Long, Rock Island County Board 15
  • Paul Gende, Rock Island County Board 21

PAC Committee members base endorsements on past voting records, survey responses, interview responses, and their views on issues important to the Quad Cities Chamber and its members.

“The Quad Cities is fortunate to have a strong pool of candidates that are stepping up to serve in an elected capacity,” says Aaron Tennant, Chair, Illinois Growth PAC. “The individuals the group endorsed stood out as being the most supportive of business, displaying a commitment to maintaining taxes and fees, showing support of public-private partnerships for economic development, and demonstrating a regional perspective.”

The Quad Cities Chamber also operates a similar PAC for the Iowa Quad Cities, the Iowa Growth PAC. The 12-member volunteer committee of the Iowa Growth PAC is conducting a similar process for candidates in the Iowa Quad Cities.

Early voting has begun for the Illinois races. Election day will be Tuesday, November 6.

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