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Equality Illinois makes 77 pro-equality, pro-family endorsements for 2024 primary election
--From a press release

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CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ Illinoisans, on Tuesday announced state legislative and county-level endorsements for the primary election on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

"Equality Illinois is excited to announce 77 pro-equality, pro-family endorsements today as we continue to make our state fairer and more just for LGBTQ+ people," said Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois. "In recent years, Illinois has been a beacon of equality and inclusion. Ensuring our beacon continues to burn brightly is essential in 2024, when anti-equality, anti-family forces have already introduced more than 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills in state capitols across the country. The 77 endorsed individuals will continue to advance our progress as we keep fighting together for equality and inclusion for all LGBTQ+ residents and visitors in Illinois."

Equality Illinois, a 501(c)(4) organization, engages in the advocacy and electoral processes to defend and advance full equality, justice, and fairness for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families in Illinois. Endorsements are based on a variety of factors, including responses on candidate questionnaires, voting records, support for and connections with the LGBTQ+ community generally, and engagement with local LGBTQ+ community groups. Additional endorsements may be added at a later date.

Cook County

Cook County State's Attorney: Clayton Harris III

Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court: Mariyana Spyropoulos

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Marcelino Garcia* (six-year term)

Precious Brady-Davis* (two-year term)

Chicago Ballot Question

YES for Bring Chicago Home (Vote Yes Fair Share to Fund Housing)

Illinois Senate

SD 01: Javier Cervantes

SD 05: Lakesia Collins

SD 07: Mike Simmons*

SD 10: Robert Martwick

SD 13: Robert Peters

SD 20: Natalie Toro

SD 22: Cristina Castro

SD 25: Karina Villa

SD 28: Laura Murphy

SD 31: Mary Edly-Allen

SD 43: Rachel Ventura

SD 46: David Koehler

SD 52: Paul Faraci

Illinois House of Representatives

HD 02: Elizabeth Hernandez

HD 03: Eva-Dina Delgado

HD 04: Lilian Jiménez

HD 05: Kimberly Du Buclet

HD 06: Sonya Harper

HD 07: Emanuel Chris Welch

HD 11: Ann Williams

HD 12: Margaret Croke

HD 13: Hoan Huynh

HD 14: Kelly Cassidy*

HD 15: Michael Kelly

HD 16: Kevin Olickal

HD 17: Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

HD 18: Robyn Gabel

HD 19: Lindsey LaPointe

HD 23: Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.

HD 24: Theresa Mah

HD 26: Kam Buckner

HD 27: Justin Slaughter

HD 31: Michael Crawford

HD 32: Lisa J. Davis

HD 35: Mary Gill

HD 36: Rick Ryan

HD 39: Will Guzzardi

HD 40: Jaime Andrade

HD 41: Janet Yang Rohr

HD 42: Terra Costa Howard

HD 43: Anna Moeller

HD 45: Martha "Marti" Deuter

HD 46: Diane Blair-Sherlock

HD 47: Jackie Williamson

HD 49: Maura Hirschauer

HD 50: Barbara Hernandez

HD 51: Nabeela Syed

HD 52: Maria Peterson

HD 53: Mark Walker

HD 54: Mary Beth Canty

HD 56: Michelle Mussman

HD 57: Tracy Katz Muhl

HD 58: Bob Morgan

HD 59: Daniel Didech

HD 61: Joyce Mason

HD 62: Laura Faver Dias

HD 65: Linda Robertson

HD 66: Suzanne Ness

HD 67: Maurice West

HD 72: Gregg Johnson

HD 76: Amy Murri Briel

HD 77: Norma Hernandez

HD 78: Camille Y. Lilly

HD 79: William Morgan

HD 83: Matt Hanson

HD 84: Stephanie Kifowit

HD 85: Dagmara Avelar

HD 91: Sharon Chung

HD 97: Harry Benton

HD 98: Natalie Manley

HD 105: Morgan Phillips

HD 112: Katie Stuart

HD 114: LaToya Greenwood

* denotes an LGBTQ+ incumbent elected official

Equality Illinois, a 501(c)(4) organization, engages in the advocacy and electoral processes to defend and advance full equality, justice, and fairness for LGBTQ+ individuals and families in Illinois.

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