State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe has been an engaged legislator since her appointment to the General Assembly last year, co-sponsoring such legislation as the Clean Energy Jobs Act and a law allowing students time to vote during school hours on Election Day.
We endorse LaPointe as she seeks a full two-year term representing this Northwest Side and suburban district. She has made good use of her experience in criminal justice reform and as an outreach worker to homeless people to fashion an agenda that emphasizes increasing health care access and improving neighborhood schools. She was a project manager on justice reform issues for BPI — Business and Professional People for the Public Interest.
LaPointe, who lives in Portage Park, was appointed to this seat in July, replacing Robert Martwick, who was appointed to the state Senate.
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