The Illinois Homeschool PAC today announced its endorsements in the 2012 General Election.
“Each of the endorsed candidates is in a contested race and has demonstrated a clear commitment to protecting the rights and freedoms of Illinois home educators,” said Curt Mercadante, chair of the Illinois Homeschool PAC. “We urge home educators to support these candidates, and to visit IllinoisHomeschoolFreedom.com to view the completed questionnaires of 54 candidates for the Illinois General Assembly.”
In addition to endorsing five candidates for the Illinois General Assembly, ILHPAC also is endorsing two candidates for state's attorney because of these candidates' demonstrated personal commitment to protecting homeschool freedom.
The endorsed candidates are:
Mark Minor, 59th State Senate District
Garrett Peck, 49th State Senate District
Melinda Hult, 113th State Representative Disrict (Homeschooler)
Vince Romano, 16th State Representative District
Glenn Nixon, 79th State Representative District
Sharee Langenstein, Jackson County State's Attorney (Homeschooler)
Jason Helland, Grundy County State's Attorney
The legislative candidate endorsements are based on candidate responses to the ILHPAC legislative questionnaire, posted at www.IllinoisHomeschoolFreedom.com . The state's attorney endorsements are based on personal interviews with the candidates.
“Just because a candidate is not endorsed does not mean he or she is not pro-homeschooling,” added Mercadante. “We invite you to visit IllinoisHomeschoolFreedom.com to see if your candidate has completed our legislative questionnaire.”
The Illinois Homeschool PAC is the only Illinois political action committee that is singularly focused on protecting the rights of Illinois home educators.