NAPERVILLE - The Naperville Area Chamber Political Action Committee (NACPAC) announced its primary endorsements yesterday. Of the two Illinois House seats with competitive primaries, the organization endorsed State Rep. Ron Sandack, but refused to endorse State Rep. Jeanne Ives.
In the NACPAC's endorsement of Sandack it wrote:
“Ron Sandack relentlessly works to improve the state’s business, economic and fiscal climate in Springfield. Sandack has the courage to lead and offer solutions to the challenges confronting our businesses. From day one Ron has been leading the charge to end pensions for legislators and take on the bureaucracy that has saddled our state’s job creators. Sandack has been an exemplary member of the House and our business community will be well served by voting him another term.”
The organization declined to endorse Ives, offering the following statement:
“We cannot overlook the incumbent’s [Ives] decision to vote against compromise pension reform legislation, which had been our top legislative priority for years. While SB 1 wasn’t perfect, it was a step in the right direction and we supported its passage. On the other hand, the challenger does not demonstrate he will better represent the interests of the business community and has taken a majority of his funding from public-sector union interests.”
As Illinois Review reported yesterday (HERE), significant PAC activity is being targeted on the Sandack race. The Ives vs. Johnson race is another drawing the involvement of the Liberty Principles PAC. Below are mailers the PAC has done in that contest: