2020 Election Endorsements

Political endorsements made by the Sun-Times editorial board following a rigorous investigation of all candidates.

Chair of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, Lilly intends to make police reform a priority.
The Sun-Time endorses M. Cameron ‘Cam’ Davis, Kimberly Neely DuBuclet and Eira L. Corral Seplúveda for the board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
We like that Batinick wants to act as a check on state spending, yet he’s not a slash-and-burn type who’d face an uphill battle against Democrats next session.
Avelar seeks improved health care access and the rebuilding of municipal water departments. She also wants term limits on legislative leadership positions.
She has an impressive background in local government and the private sector as an in-house counsel to a major corporation.
Ness is willing to stand on principle and has a strong commitment to the environment and to education.
Paschke’s smart, issues-oriented campaign should earn her a spot in the General Assembly.
Mussman emphasizes direct service to her district but she sees the bigger picture, too.
Expect him to sponsor and support common-sense laws to prevent gun violence.
Trevor, who lost this race two years ago by 43 votes, might actually get things done in Springfield.
Hernandez has managed to sponsor three modest bills, but she’s got to become more assertive and knowledgeable about the issues.
Durkin is a sensible legislator and a strong leader for his party.
DeLuca is an experienced legislator who cares about life in ‘the Southland.’
His priorities include economic growth, job creation and full restoration of local government distributive funds.
He has worked with state and federal agencies to improve the Chain O’Lakes, a recreational and economic powerhouse for the district.
He is inquisitive, non-doctrinaire and up for collaboration.
She has voted the interests of her district, which is along the Wisconsin border.
Among her priorities are ethics reform, assisting small businesses, strengthening local schools, environmental protection and clean-energy jobs.
He is collaborative, willing to reach out to other lawmakers.
Wheeler has been a reasonable voice in the state’s fight against the coronavirus and also has a feel for the bread-and-butter issues of his district.
Her background lends itself well to a socially-driven legislative tack.
The district is in the fine hands of an immigration lawyer who looks out for children and calls out House Speaker Michael Madigan.