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.