2018 Primary Endorsements

KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS:   At a special endorsement session held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Democratic Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen endorsed the following candidates for the Primary 2018 Election. Thank you to all the candidates that attended the endorsement session, including Attorney General candidates: Pat Quinn, Jesse Ruiz, Nancy Rhotering, and Sharon Fairly. Senator Toi Hutchinson served as surrogate for both Attorney General candidate Senator Kwame Raoul and Gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker.

2nd Congressional District Congresswoman Robin Kelly

County Board Candidates:

District 4, Sam Payton      District 8, Tyler Hendrickson   District 18, Robert Ellington-Snipes       District 20, Terry Keigher 

County Wide Candidates:

County Clerk Candidates:
Stephen Bauman,  Barbara Wells -Endorsed

County  Treasurer Candidate:  Ray Chamberlain

2nd Congressional State Central Committee Candidates:

Committeeman                                         Committeewoman

Al Riley -Endorsed                                  Robin Kelly,  Carrie Austin – Endorsed

State Representative Candidates:

34th District, Elgie Sims              79th District, Lisa Dugan

State Senator

17th District, Donne Trotter

Secretary of State Jesse White

Attorney General Candidates:

Jesse Ruiz,  Sharon Fairley,   Nancy Rotering,   Pat Quinn      Kwame Raoul – Endorsed

Gubernatorial Candidates:

Daniel Biss,  Chris Kennedy,   JB Pritzker – Endorsed

Statement from Chairman John Willard:    On behalf of the Kankakee County Democratic Party we are pleased to endorse this diverse group of highly qualified Democratic candidates. These candidates are committed to equal representation and opportunity for every individual regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or financial status. Small and large business, manufacturing, farming, construction, retail and service industries can expect improved relationships with the people’s government which is responsible for providing the infrastructures for success. Full and equal access to the ballot for candidates and voters, alike, will be ensured. The public’s Natural areas will be opened and protected for future generations. And, finally, the focus on closing the wage gap and providing equal education opportunities will be the first business of the day.