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ENDORSEMENT: Lindsey LaPointe for Illinois House in 19th District

LaPointe’s background in social justice and social work has left a clear and compassionate stamp on her efforts in Springfield.

Endorsement, Lindsey LaPointe, Illinois House of Representatives, incumbent, 2020 Democratic primary election, 19th District
Endorsement, Lindsey LaPointe, Illinois House of Representatives, incumbent, 2020 General Election, 19th District
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State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe was appointed to the General Assembly just a year ago, but in that brief time she’s earned the privilege to hold the seat for a full term. LaPointe has been busy since taking office.

Most notably, she proposed a bill that would allow firefighters, paramedics and other medical first responders to claim worker’s compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. She’s also co-sponsored a range of other credible legislation, such as the Clean Energy Jobs Act and a law that would give students time to vote during school hours on Election Day.

We found her to be a thoughtful lawmaker whose background in social justice and social work has left a clear and compassionate stamp on her efforts in Springfield, so far.

LaPointe, a Northwest Side Democrat, is endorsed over Republican Jeff Muehlfelder, a Chicago Police detective, and Libertarian candidate Joseph Schreiner.


Illinois House 19th District map
Illustration by Caroline Hurley

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