Naperville Chamber Endorses Jeanne Ives for State Representative

Naperville Area Chamber endorses Jeanne Ives for state representatives in the 42nd District.

The Naperville Area Chamber Political Action Committee (NACPAC) has endorsed Jeanne Ives for election to the Illinois State House along with eight other candidates for local office for the March 20, 2012 primary.

“To earn the endorsement of the Naperville Area Chamber Political Action Committee a candidate must demonstrate that they understand how government can help or hinder job creation and economic growth,” said Joe Dunn, Chairman of NACPAC and who previously represented Naperville in the Illinois House. “The candidates we endorsed for the upcoming election are talented individuals, who are committed to public service and will be effective stewards for businesses, residents and taxpayers.”

In addition to requesting a written statement from candidates, NACPAC’s board of directors personally interviewed 23 of the candidates running for office over the past several weeks. NACPAC is one of only a handful of local organizations that offer endorsements in every election cycle.

NACPAC does not offer endorsements lightly and candidates must meet a high threshold to earn the formal support of the business community. This thorough endorsement process has resulted in NACPAC supported candidates being victorious 78% of the time in contested elections.
In endorsing Ives, NACPAC offered the following statement:

“Jeanne Ives is a new entrant into elected office, but has already proven to be a force for positive change on the Wheaton City Council and would be an excellent voice for our businesses and residents in Springfield. Ives is a committed public servant, veteran and reformer and won’t be afraid to shake things up in General Assembly. Ives will use her superb judgment and qualifications to find solutions to the challenges facing our state, including further reform of our public sector pension systems. We know that if given the opportunity, Jeanne Ives will contribute to solving the problems facing our state and we are proud to endorse her candidacy.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Naperville Area Chamber PAC,” said Ives. “Expanding economic opportunity is my top priority in going to Springfield. We only need to listen to Illinois’ business community to know that the 2011 tax increase was a job killer and destructive to the growth of business. The state's decade of budget mismanagement has created uncertainty that is adding to the problem. I look forward to working with business groups, such as the Naperville Area Chamber PAC, to restore economic prosperity in Illinois.”  

A mother of five, Jeanne Ives currently serves as a well-respected and active member of the Wheaton City Council and as a Milton Township Precinct Committeewoman. Ives graduated from the United States Military Academy, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

For more information about Jeanne Ives’ campaign, visit www.ives42.com.

Courtesy of a press release from Friends of Jeanne Ives

Jeff Sand February 25, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Wait, the Chamber of Commerce is endorsing a candidate whose top priority on the Wheaton city council was waging war against a downtown business association?
Jim McMahon February 25, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Smart move by NACPAC. Congratulations to Jeanne Ives, she worked hard for this endorsement.
Ronnie Ray February 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM
YEA... To bad the Naperville Chamber didn't talk to the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Wheaton Associations. BTW Jim, every one in Town thinks your a clown.
Jim McMahon February 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM
You should see me on stage, you would wet your pants.
Francis Urquhart February 26, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Jeanne is now 0 for 3 in Daily Herald endorsements. Way to go Laura Pollastrini!!!What do they see in her that Ralph Hinkle and the Milton Mafia does not? Arrogance, a sense of entitlement, Aryan breeding, anger towards minorities... wait, that is why they love her.
Gregg Slapak February 26, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Ms. Ives does not support equal rights for all. I do!
Jane February 26, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I have a policy of voting for anyone but the Chamber endorsed candidates.
Molly R. O'Brien February 26, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Way to go Charlotte!!!! Loved that email blast you did for Jeanne this morning!!! The same day the Daily Herald endorsed Pollastrini, you counter with a Jeanne endorsement by the Chamber. Nice coordination on the part of Team Ives. Go Jeanne Go Jeanne Go Jeanne.... to Springfield and beyond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John Mihas February 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM
That's all we need another Ives thread, time to support a different candiate.
Jim McMahon February 27, 2012 at 02:16 AM
This is an open society, people can comment FOR or AGAINST a candidate. Welcome to America.
Jean E, Liess February 28, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Who cares??? Years ago Naperville chased out the Mom & Pop businesses who BUILT Naperville by overtaxing, over-renting and over regulating them TO DEATH. Naperville is full of HUGE corporate interests. They want to tell me who I should vote for?!?! What I want to know is why isn't this Ives girl being supported by the Chamber of Commerce in her home town of Wheaton??? Wheaton is still home to the great Mom & Pop businesses that make our Country GREAT...where Capitalism is still king.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 03:43 AM
My Name? Your comments were deleted because they violated our terms of use.
My Name? March 08, 2012 at 03:50 AM
What was the violation??
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Five and Fly, same with you from now on. Everyone needs a name that resembles a real name.
Cath Anders March 08, 2012 at 04:05 AM
I would like to know a truthful answer of what Mrs. Ives has done in the short amount of time that she has been with the city.??? I think as a voter I am entiled to that question....
Molly R. O'Brien March 08, 2012 at 06:24 AM
Jeanne has saved Wheaton from the politicians and corrutpion that has embodied the DWA. She is the light of transparency that has brought over 100 million in economic development. Go Jeanne Go Jeanee Go Jeanne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
St. Martin March 08, 2012 at 10:58 AM
The Answer is, She was sworn in to Wheaton City Council in March 2011... She spent 5 months city cleaning up Wheaton City corruption (Ask the the grateful Mayor Gresk of the single handed efforts, by" Jeanne the Cleanee", to clean up Wheaton, and then announced she was going to run in the 42distirct in her 6th month of office.(Sept 2011) WOW. What a Gal... Really? I wonder what Tom Mouhelis, Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti, John K. Rutledge, Todd Scalzo, and PHil think about Jeanne the Wheaton Corruption fighter of 5 months..
John Mihas March 08, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Name the projects Molly?
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 04:38 PM
St. Martin, your comment was deleted because it violates our terms of use.
Kurt Dorr March 08, 2012 at 05:20 PM
@Francis, over the top much?
Cath Anders March 09, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Thank YOU!!!
Cath Anders March 09, 2012 at 12:36 AM
I believe there are violation's in many ways...right??
Cath Anders March 09, 2012 at 12:37 AM
They should talk directly to the DWA property owners...
Cath Anders March 09, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Molly are you Jeanne???
Cath Anders March 09, 2012 at 12:39 AM
So agree!!! My vote goes to CHRIS HAGE!!! All the way Chris!
Cath Anders March 09, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Come on... get a grip... are you a retired Cheerleader?? Or are you Jeanne Ives?
Cath Anders March 09, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Jeanne, yes, Jeanne, Are you actually going to make the statement that YOU were responsible for the new business at the old Hubble? Can you state that truthfully?
Sean Johnders March 09, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I hope you are purposely spelling words wrong and making up your own name of the awards ceremony last night. If not, you may be one of the dumbest people in Wheaton. Your choice of candidates shows through.


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