SEIU* Healthcare Illinois released its endorsements Tuesday in Chicago-area state legislative races.
The union announced the following general election endorsements:
20th House District - Merry Marwig (against Rep. Michael McAuliffe)
45th House District - Cynthia Borbas (against Rep. Christine Winger)
46th House District - Rep. Deb Conroy (inc.)
55th House District - Rep. Marty Moylan (inc.)
56th House District - Rep. Michelle Mussman (inc.)
59th House District - Rep. Carol Sente (inc.)
61st House District - Nick Ciko (against Rep. Sheri Jesiel)
62nd House District - Rep. Sam Yingling (inc.)
79th House District - Rep. Kate Cloonen (inc.)
81st House District - Greg Hose (open seat)
22nd Senate District - Cristina Castro (open seat)
23rd Senate District - Sen. Tom Cullerton (inc.)
[28th] Senate District - Sen. Laura Murphy (inc.)
29th Senate District - Sen. Julie Morrison (inc.)
31st Senate District - Sen. Melinda Bush (inc.)
"These candidates earned SEIU Healthcare Illinois' endorsement by vowing to stand up for seniors, children and people with disabilities--and their caregivers--against the reckless agenda of Bruce Rauner, who has slashed social services and left the Illinois safety net in tatters," reads a statement from the union.
"Endorsed candidates agree with Chicagoland residents that the Illinois budget cannot be balanced on the backs of the vulnerable; that child care is a valuable tool for working families to enter the middle class; and that seniors and people with disabilities need stability in their care, not a series of cuts and a mountain of confusion."
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