ENDORSEMENT: Suzanne M. Ness for Illinois House in 66th District Democratic primary

While serving on the McHenry County Board, Ness worked to preserve services for vulnerable citizens and lower the tax levy.

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Endorsement, Suzanne Ness, Illinois House of Representatives, 2020 Democratic primary election, 66th District

Suzanne M. Ness is endorsed by the Sun-Times for Illinois House in the 66th District Democratic primary.

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While serving on the McHenry County Board, Suzanne M. Ness worked to preserve services for vulnerable citizens and lower the tax levy.

Ness also has served on the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce board and founded a nonprofit coaching and mentoring program for teens at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville.

Both Ness and her opponent in this primary — Carpentersville Trustee Jim Malone — could do a commendable job in Springfield, but our endorsement goes to Ness, a small business owner from Crystal Lake.

Ness’ priorities would be expanding public transportation, lowering property taxes, reducing health care costs and putting more resources into education.

In November, the winner in this Democratic primary will face the winner of the Republican primary, either incumbent Allen Skillicorn or McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield.


Illinois House 66th District map.

Illinois House 66th District map.

Illustration by Caroline Hurley


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