The following is a press release from the Friends of Jeanne Ives:
The Illinois Citizens for Ethics Political Action Committee has announced its endorsement of Jeanne Ives (Republican) for State Representative in District 42.
In a letter to the candidate, Board Member Mary Louise Hengesbaugh states, “We are impressed by both your background and your commitment to the mainstream values important for life and family that ICE-PAC promotes. With your experiences at West Point, in your military service, as a mother, and as a member of the Wheaton City Council, we are confident that if elected, you will be a visible advocate for policies that protect and promote the right to life for the unborn, and for policies that will protect traditional marriage. "
A mother of five, Ives is a pro-life candidate. Additionally, Ives has demonstrated her willingness to address issues about which she is concerned and to communicate her views to constituents through her work as a member of Wheaton’s city council and as an active member in her community.
Upon learning of the endorsement, Ives stated, "I am honored to accept this endorsement and I will be a strong advocate for the pro-life, pro-family community in Springfield. I believe the right to life is a fundamental right for every human being from conception to natural death. I believe pro-family policies extend to economic decisions made by government. Those pro-family policies include making it more affordable for families to live in our state by keeping taxes low, expanding economic opportunity for businesses, and offering educational vouchers, especially for children in poor performing public schools."
The mission of ICE-PAC is to influence public policy decisions made at the state level by supporting Illinois candidates and issues that value human life, advance family stability, and uphold the dignity of all people. ICE-PAC is a pro-life political action committee.
ICE-PAC will support Illinois elected officials and candidates who recognize these concerns and who are willing to address them. The organization will endorse and give campaign support to Illinois candidates who are enthusiastically pro-life and support the right to life agenda. The Illinois Citizens for Ethics PAC will also defend elected officials who "cross the aisle" and become deciding votes on important moral issues, if they subsequently come under attack from anti-family-value political action committees, as a direct result of their pro-family-value votes.
Hengesbaugh went on to state, “We appreciate your dedication to articulating common-sense values to your constituents and other members of the Illinois General Assembly. Thank you for your willingness to serve our citizens and our state with integrity, courage and honesty.”