2016 General Election Endorsements


The November 8th General Election is just around the corner! Prior to going to the polls, make sure that you know where your candidates stand on life, natural marriage (one man/one woman), and religious freedom.  Please take a moment to check out IFA’s online voter guide at: ILVoterGuide.com

As in every election cycle, we have the blessing of being part of something that’s extraordinary, which most of the world can only dream of doing. We get to participate in self-government by casting our vote for local, state and federal officials. While some people claim that this is a wonderful privilege, we submit to you that it is much more than a privilege.  It’s an phenomenal responsibility and it’s a stewardship issue.

Illinois Family Action’s board members Dr. Barbara Bellar, Richard Hartian, Pastor John Kirkwood, Jan Klaas, Pastor Calvin Lindstrom, Pastor James Pittman, and Executive Director of IFA and IFA-pac David E. Smith are pleased to endorse the following candidates for office in the 2016 General Election. Many of these endorsements reflect differences between candidates who hold pro-life and pro-family positions and those who do not.

Every election is critical for the direction of life, marriage, religious liberty and host of other family issues. We support these candidates because they have articulated personal commitment to pro-life and pro-marriage principles, or have a proven public-voting record that demonstrates a commitment to these bedrock principles.

We encourage you to pray for each of these candidates, their families and campaigns.  It is not an easy endeavor to run for public office.

Federal Races:

U.S. House Dist. 11 – Tonia Khouri

U.S. House Dist. 14 – Randy Hultgren

U.S. House Dist. 17 – Patrick Harlan

U.S. House Dist. 18 – Darin LaHood

Illinois General Assembly Races:

State Senate Dist. 22 – Tracy Smodilla

State Senate Dist. 26 – Dan McConchie

State Senate Dist. 31 – Michael Amrozowicz

State Senate Dist. 49 – Michelle Smith

State Rep. Dist. 35 – Victor Horne

State Rep. Dist. 42 – Jeanne Ives

State Rep. Dist. 44 – Katy Dolan Baumer

State Rep. Dist. 46 – Heidi Holan

State Rep. Dist. 48 – Peter Breen

State Rep. Dist. 61 – Sheri Jesiel

State Rep. Dist. 69 – Joe Sosnowski

State Rep. Dist. 74 – Daniel Swanson

State Rep. Dist. 76 –  Jerry Long

State Rep. Dist. 84 –  Mike Strick

State Rep. Dist. 94 –  Randy Frese

State Rep. Dist. 95 – Avery Bourne

State Rep. Dist. 102 – Brad Halbrook

State Rep. Dist. 110 – Reggie Philipps

State Rep. Dist. 112 – Dwight Kay

State Rep. Dist. 115 – Terri Bryant

The following candidates fell short of earning an IFA-pac endorsement in this election cycle, however, the board of directors have decided to recommend them to voters anyway:

State Rep. Dist. 63 – Steven Reick

State Rep. Dist. 66 – Allen Skillicorn

State Rep. Dist. 84 –  Mike Strick

For more information, please check out the Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide and/or the Illinois Family Action online voter guide at ILVoterGuide.org.

il_family-spotlight_thumbnailCheck out our recent Illinois Spotlight podcast!  “Get Out Your Vote!

Monte Larrick and Dave Smith are joined by John Biver, director of Illinois Family Action’s Get Out the Vote campaign.  In the first half of the show, the three discuss the opportunities offered through voting by mail.  Afterwards, they cover the importance of the upcoming election.

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