Election 2014 Endorsements
Incumbent and Democrat Lisa Madigan has served as attorney general since 2003.
In that time, Madigan has worked to protect consumers, fighting overbilling from utility and cell phone companies; brought relief to homeowners facing foreclosure; investigated and developed evidence against corrupt officials; expanded protection for seniors and for victims of assault, abuse, and crime; fought discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, and disabilities; worked to expand veterans’ rights; filed suit against polluters and championed environmental legislation; and worked to make sure uninsured patients receive healthcare.
Paul Schimpf is the Republican candidate. He spent 24 years on active duty with both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. His plan includes protecting individual freedoms, such as religious and gun rights; assuring that Illinois meets its pension obligations; fighting corruption; and transforming the attorney general’s office into a vehicle for limiting the size and scope of State government.
Libertarian candidate Ben W. Koyl is a bankruptcy, debt relief, consumer law, and tax law attorney who practices in the Loop, on the South Side, and in Wheaton, IL. He has a local connection, having graduated from the John Marshall Law School. His top issues are more freedom and less government for citizens.
Lisa Madigan has turned out to be a very good attorney general, fighting for issues vital to this community. She deserves another term.