State Senator Bill Brady Endorses Chris Hage for 42nd District State Rep

Press release: former governor nominee points to candidate's key background, knowledge

The following is a press release from Chris Hage:

Praising Chris Hage's commitment to job growth and his proven record standing up for businesses, former Republican governor nominee and businessman Senator Bill Brady today threw his support behind Hage's campaign today.
"Chris doesn't just have the words right," Brady said. "I've seen Chris Hage working long hours to make the laws and policies of this state as friendly to job-creating businesses as possible."
Brady served in the state senate when Hage worked as legal counsel there.  Hage also worked on Brady's 2010 governor campaign.
Hage, a former prosecutor, is running for state representative in the 42nd House District.
"In the complex world of Illinois politics, we need someone who understands from day one how to actually get things done," Brady said. "Chris has proven he has the experience that businesses need. He has an unmatched pro-business agenda for his community."
Brady pointed to Hage's work on pension reform, lawsuit abuse reform and many other key issues for businesses.
"I'm deeply honored with the support of Bill Brady," Hage said. "Senator Brady knows I’ll go to Springfield and on the first day stand up to the games. Process is often policy in our state, and we can't afford a legislator from our community who doesn't understand what works and what doesn't work."
Hage announced his run in October, with Patti Birkett, wife of former DuPage State's Attorney Joe Birkett, chairing the effort. For nearly ten years, Hage served as a prosecutor under Birkett, successfully convicting felons and collecting more than a million dollars in child support.

Hage has worked on the staff of several statewide campaigns. He served as legal counsel to the Illinois State Senate. For more than ten years, Hage has also led the Chicago Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, a conservative public policy group started by Reagan Administration attorneys. He also is an Eagle Scout.
The 42nd District includes all of Winfield, large parts of Wheaton and Lisle, and portions of Carol Stream, West Chicago, Warrenville, and Naperville.

Dick February 28, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Is Hage's first priority to sponsor a bill that would mass-euthanize sheltered dogs and cats in gas chambers?
Five and Fly February 28, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Bill Brady, a real endorsement by a man who knows Springfield, and not endorsements by local rum nuts and bored political house wife's.
Mark Kmiecik February 28, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Very good, Chris, Senator Brady knows the real deal. Congratulations.
Francis Urquhart February 28, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I find it very interesting that the Patch did not send out an email blast for this endorsement or Laura Pollastrini's Daily Herald endorsement. If it were Jeanne, it would be a front page story for two days, and email blast. I trust that the writers and editor of the Patch do not fancy themselves objective journalists. Does it pay to be a friend of Jeanne's?
John Mihas February 28, 2012 at 05:41 PM
The big question is how long before Molly and Jim start attacking the posters.
Ronnie Ray February 28, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Peter should mind his own business... There 4 conservative candidates running and one will win.
The NKI February 28, 2012 at 06:45 PM
His wife is friends with Jeanee. Hardly an objective endorsment.
Five and Fly February 28, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Lets get be very clear here, Peter Roskam did not Endorse Jeanne Ives... If Peter wishes to endorse, then lets hear his voice, and not his wife,
John Mihas February 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM
So in the 7 months on city council what has been Ives big accomplishment? Is it taking over Sandbergs building and selling them at loss, so taxpayers can foot the bill. Is she fighting 1st Trust to oppose there request for a property tax reduction. She is holding Airhart's feet to the fire for the court house project. Since I don't follow things as closely as others, maybe someone can provide more information.
Jim Hankes February 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Francis, "the Patch" does not send out email blasts for endorsements. Please get your facts straight before typing your falsehoods.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) February 28, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Jean E, Liess your comment has been deleted because it violates our terms of service.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) February 28, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Same with Jim McMahon and Molly R. O'Brien
Jim Hankes February 28, 2012 at 11:39 PM
The banner at the top of the page is a paid advertisement, paid for by Friends of Jeanne Ives...although I don't have to explain that to most.
Jim Hankes February 28, 2012 at 11:44 PM
FU, Patch objectively reports the news. What happens once it enters the minds of our readers we cannot control.
Sean Johnders February 29, 2012 at 12:17 AM
More like imposters.
Sean Johnders February 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Congratulations on getting this endorsement. Hey, I just proved that one can congratulate a candidate without ripping apart the other candidates or the media. Are there more like me here in Wheaton?
Francis Urquhart February 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Mr. Hankes. Did the patch send an email out to all subscribers on Sunday Feb 26th that read, "Naperville Chamber Endorses Jeanne Ives for State Representa​tive and more from Wheaton Patch"? Did the Patch a/k/a Charlotte leave the story as "front page" "top of the fold" for 2 days? Are my facts straight? Please respond.
Jim Hankes February 29, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Francis, to answer your questions above. (1)Yes, Wheaton Patch sends out a daily newsletter every day of the week and the news varies based on town events. (2) Charlotte is the editor and makes all editorial decisions based on current news at that time. These are the facts. Wheaton Patch is written and updated 24/7 for all of our 22,294 Wheaton readers. We can't please everyone all of the time and can't even please some at any time. Thank you for reading and helping us become the fastest growing media property in the world.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) February 29, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Me! But maybe I don't count
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) February 29, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Francis Urquhart: It was an editorial mistake to leave Jeanne's endorsement in the top spot two days in a row (It was technically one, because it was posted around noon Saturday). There is no legitimate excuse. I just didn't want to work more than the ten minutes it took to post it on a Saturday. Thanks for reading!
Ronnie Ray February 29, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Convenient Charlotte, somehow it is troubling to know that.
Sean Johnders February 29, 2012 at 01:53 AM
@Ronnie, now I'm confused. The editor admits making a mistake and that troubles you?
Francis Urquhart February 29, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Charlotte, you are in the bag for Jeanne. Admit it and move on to MSNBC.
Jim Hankes February 29, 2012 at 06:23 AM
I don't believe there is a bias towards Jeanne Ives. If Wheaton Patch is showing the amount of favoritism you suggest, I would expect more than the three usual suspects to be crying foul.
Jim Hankes February 29, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Five and Fly, I'm glad you know so much and have so many friends. Let's have a "get a real name" party. Please explain "you people", who are you people? I'm glad that you admit to being a con. Our readers know that Wheaton Patch is unbiased, except for the four or five conspiracy theorists who love to entertain us with their imagination.
Five and Fly February 29, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Wheaton patch unbiased? Wow... The Kool-aid™ must be grape.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) February 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Five and Fly: your comment was deleted because it violates our terms of service.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) March 07, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Francis: also, I met Jeanne less than two years ago, so your comment was deleted because it violates our terms of use.
Cath Anders March 09, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Chris... you have my vote all the way..
Bears Fan March 16, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I posted on another story about vicious commenting, and it seemed like the author of that post was "in the bag" for one candidate in that race. What's going on here? Naperville Patch is usually a bit more balanced than now, election time. What gives?


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