Elmhurst, IL (October 26, 2009)- Republican candidate for Governor Adam Andrzejewski (ann-Gee-eff-ski) filed the maximum 10,000 petition signatures with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Standing in line outside of the offices since 5:30am, Andrzejewski stated, “Our statewide network of volunteers and workers delivered 14,000 petition signatures gathered at local events, in neighborhoods, at county fairs, and at Republican party meetings.” With seven potential candidates in the race, Andrzejewski was early in line to vie for the top spot on the ballot.
Leading the Andrzejewski grassroots effort on petition signatures were Adam’s parents from Herscher, IL, John and Janet Andrzejewski. John, 71, and Janet, 63, turned in 1,967 petition signatures of which they personally gathered over 1,600! “Our son Adam is the right leader, at the right moment. As Governor, he will put the principles and values of small town Illinois to work on behalf of the people of Illinois. We are certainly seeing that even on the campaign trail,” John Andrzejewski stated.
With over 14,000 total signatures gathered, Andrzejewski had tough choices to make in the preparation of his filing with the State Elections Board. “We scrubbed petitions around the clock until we had 5,500 ‘grade A’ signatures and then chose the next best 4,500. Our filing is bullet proof.”
Adam Andrzejewski was the first announced candidate for governor in any party. Andrzejewski is running on a transparency platform, advocates a top-to-bottom forensic audit of state spending, is spearheading the ‘gold standard’ ethics policy of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and would put a true cap on property taxes.