ENDORSEMENT: Maggie Trevor for Illinois House in 54th District

Trevor, who lost this race two years ago by 43 votes, might actually get things done in Springfield.

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ENDORSEMENT: The Sun-Times endorses Maggie Trevor for Illinois House in the 54th District.

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This northwest suburban district deserves a state representative willing to work in a bipartisan fashion in Springfield. That person looks like marketing and business consultant Maggie Trevor of Rolling Meadows. We endorse her with enthusiasm. 

Trevor is an accomplished businesswoman and former college professor at the University of Iowa. In business, she had to persuade high-powered executives with big egos — the likes of which exist in Springfield — to find new strategies.

“My job as a market researcher was very often to go in and study the hard problems,” she tells us. “And very often I would be the one to have to tell C-suite executives that their favorite program, their favorite ad campaign, didn’t work. And so I had a lot of experience delivering hard news to people who had a lot invested in the decisions that they had made, and try to get them to change course.”

Her opponent, Republican incumbent Tom Morrison of Palatine, is awfully busy with culture wars against women’s reproductive rights and transgender kids and adults. Trevor, who lost this race two years ago by 43 votes, might actually get things done in Springfield. 


Illinois House 54th District map

Illustration by Caroline Hurley

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