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Congressman Randy Hultgren Endorses Chris Hage

Press release: Hultgren praises former prosecutor’s conservative agenda and record.

Congressman Randy Hultgren today encouraged voters to elect Chris Hage as State Representative (42nd District), calling the former prosecutor “a friend who’s proven his conservative commitment in the trenches.”

“I’ve watched Chris work passionately for Republican candidates and principles for years,” Hultgren said.  “He has walked the walk, in many cases literally, knocking on doors and getting out to push for our values.  His experience as a prosecutor and counsel to the State Senate combined with his conservative principles are exactly what we need now.”

“I can think of no one better to serve in that seat,” he said, noting that Hage will be representing many of the same communities that he did while serving in the General Assembly.

Hage is a former prosecutor under Joe Birkett, successfully convicting felons and collecting millions of dollars in child support.  He has worked on the staff of several statewide campaigns, including for Birkett.  He served as legal counsel to the Illinois State Senate, where he helped draft key legislation.

“The principled commitment to our values that Chris Hage has demonstrated should give the voters in his district full confidence that he will have their back in Springfield,” Hultgren said.

Hage is an Eagle Scout and was among one of the first graduating classes of the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora.

“To receive the endorsement of Randy Hultgren is a great honor,” Hage said. “Congressman Hultgren is one of the strongest voices for conservative principles in Congress, and I look forward to promoting those principles in Springfield.”

The 42nd District includes all of Winfield, large parts of Wheaton and Lisle, and portions of Carol Stream, West Chicago, and Naperville.

Michael G. Reyes, Jr. March 12, 2012 at 07:27 PM
This is a huge endorsement! To have a man like Hultgren come out for you in a 4 way race is a game changer. Way to go Mr. Hage. I was on the fence until now, but you have my vote.
Jim McMahon March 12, 2012 at 09:43 PM
I voted Randy and I understand he needs to "return the favor". I respect his right to endorse a friend....I would do the same. That said I cannot vote for Hage due to his lack of understanding on economics and his unwillingness to stop double dipping on pensions. Illinois needs financial reforms and only Jeanne Ives understands how to make this happen.
Jim McMahon March 13, 2012 at 12:41 AM
I forgot to mention Hage is soft on immigration issues, that is another reason I cannot vote for him. For for the most fit candidate "Jeanne Ives" 42nd district.
Jonathan H. Monostrom March 13, 2012 at 04:37 AM
How is he soft on immigration issues? Isn't that a federal issue? Is Jeanne trying to take in roskam?
Mark Kmiecik March 13, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Way to go Randy - thanks for standing tall for a good man like Chris Hage, He will make us proud in Springfield.
John Mihas March 13, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Jim you forget to mention that Ives has cost the taxpayers more than 100,000 by voting to selling Sandburg's building below purchased price. Still waiting for all her supporters to tell us about 100 millon in economic impact that she brought to Wheaton. How about Cierco Dan?
Jim McMahon March 13, 2012 at 03:40 PM
It sold when property values were lower after she was elected....no fault of her own. The city should have never purchased that building, her predecessor Liz Corry was in on that fiasco. Did I mentioned that Liz Corry is endorsing Hage.....go figure.
Jim McMahon March 13, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I'm proud of my kid not my local official.
Sam Heggerschmidt March 13, 2012 at 04:00 PM
So let me get this straight Jim, Jeanne Ives takes the credit for 100 million in economic development for work not of her own but prior council and others like Mayor Gresk and the Park District, but blames prior councilmembers like Liz Corry for a bad real estate deal that Jeanne approved??? Your logic, or lack thereof is twisted. Have Mark Stern write your blog for you, at least he is an educated lawyer and knows how to write. Oh wait, Jeanne doesn't like lawyers either...
John Mihas March 13, 2012 at 04:04 PM
She could have voted NO, but chose to stick it to the taxpayers. She is to blame along with all others that voted to sell it below the purchase price. She had a chance to stand up for the taxpayers, but chose to be silent.

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