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"70th District: In the Democratic primary election, we endorsed Paul Stoddard of DeKalb, a retired professor from Northern Illinois University. We’re sticking with that pick for the general election. Stoddard, a Democrat, has shown a willingness to work across the aisle on the DeKalb County Board. He helped implement a bipartisan committee system that allows the minority party to hold chairman positions. That gives the party out of power influence over the agenda and a voice at the table. Imagine if Springfield did that. We like Rep. Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, whom Republicans appointed to the seat this summer when the departing representative, Robert Pritchard, was appointed to the NIU board of trustees. Keicher is an insurance agent and a moderate Republican who supports a government safety net. But Stoddard would bring a record of bipartisanship to a polarized Springfield. He is endorsed." — Chicago Tribune

On behalf of our 92,000 workers in child care, home healthcare, nursing homes, and health systems whom we proudly represent, we would like to congratulate you on receiving SEIU Healthcare Illinois’ official endorsement for your candidacy in the November 6th, 2018 General Election.

— SEIU Healthcare Illinois

The Trump Administration has made it clear that it will not drop its assault on science and facts. More than ever, our country needs those with scientific training to heed the call and run for public office. Today, 314 Action is proud to stand with these candidates who have pledged to base policy on evidence. Some of the most egregious attacks on science occur at the state and local levels, which is why these candidates and their campaigns are so important in today's political climate.

— 314 Action

Congratulations! The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Political Action Committee (IRTAPAC) has endorsed your candidacy for the 2018 General Election. Your knowledge and positions on the issues impressed the IRTAPAC Committee and IRTAPAC Board of Directors 

— llinois Retired Teachers Association Political Action Committee

— AFSCME Illinois Council 31

I am pleased to inform you that you have been endorsed by the Illinois Federation of Teachers for the November 6, 2018 General Election.  

An endorsement from the IFT is a signal to Illinois voters that you will be an advocate for publc education and vital public services and a staunch supporter of working families.

  - Michelle Paul, Director, IFT Dept of Political Activities

— Illinois Federation of Teachers

We are pleased to inform you that the Executive board of the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans voted to endorse your candidacy in the 2018 General Election for Illinois House District 70.

— Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans

We cannot thank you enough for your courageous support for common sense gun safety and saving lives.  It is our great honor to endorse you.

— Gun Violence Prevention PAC Illinois

Congratulations!  You have earned the 2018 General Election endorsement of the Illinois AFL-CIO.

Your support of the Illinois AFL-CIO on issues affecting the working men and women of Illinois earned you the endorsement of the State Federation Executive Board.

— Illinois AFL-CIO

IEA’s local committee from House District 70 has unanimously chosen you as our recommended candidate for the upcoming election.

— Illinois Education Assciation - NEA

On the County Board, Stoddard led an effort several years ago to be more inclusive, inviting Republicans who were in the minority party to chair committees. That’s applause-worthy compromise...Go with [him], voters. He’s better prepared for the job. — Chicago Tribune

Your support of issues affecting professional nurses in Illinois earned you our endorsement.

— Illinois Nurses Association

“The Illinois Federation of Teachers is very proud to endorse one of our own, Paul Stoddard, for State Representative,” said IFT President Dan Montgomery. “As an educator and local union leader, Paul is a strong supporter of working people and the unions who give them a voice. He will fight to increase the minimum wage and make sure “right to work” never comes to Illinois. He has always stood up for his community, and we’re proud to stand with him in this campaign.”

— Illinois Federation of Teachers

"Your support of workers' rights, strong record of public service and commitment to your community and other matters affecting working families are significant reasons Teamsters Joint Council 25 is dedicated to your campaign."

— Teamsters Joint Council 25

"We look forward [to] working with you to win real improvements in the lives of the people of Illinois and to promote the public interest."

— Citizen Action Illinois

"We value your support of policies that protect and foster the sexual and reproductive health and rights of individuals, families, and communities."

— Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
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