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.