Tom Cross, Republican candidate for State Treasurer received the endorsement of the HTRO with a unanimous vote of the committeemen.
“As State Treasurer, Tom Cross will use the power of that office to help get Illinois’ budget balanced and ensure that our state is put back on solid financial footing,” said Brian Ball, Vice-Chairman of HTRO. “Tom Cross has the resources and energy it will take to win in November and he has a record of accomplishment that will contrast well against the Democratic nominee, who has spent his career voting for tax hikes and record spending.”
In the race to replace retiring State Representative Renee Kosel, HTRO unanimously endorsed Margo McDermed in the three way GOP primary. McDermed currently serves on the Will County Board and has experience in the private sector having been in management of a Fortune 500 company for many years.
“Margo McDermed has been a proven tax fighter on the Will County Board and her private sector experience will prove invaluable as Illinois struggles with the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest,” said Jim Bilotta, Chairman of HTRO. “After 11 years of complete Democratic control in Illinois, we believe Margo is best suited to represent our community and take on the status quo in Springfield.”