Two candidates for state representative of the 110th district, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, have been endorsed in time for the upcoming March primary election.
Shirley Bell, running in the Democratic primary, is being endorsed by the Illinois AFL-CIO, and Chris Miller, running for the Republican candidacy, was endorsed by Congressman Tim Johnson.
“I am honored to be endorsed by the AFL-CIO and look forward to continuing the fight for all working Illinoisans’ rights to a good job, a livable wage, and fair and safe working conditions,” Bell said in a press release.
Bell originally announced her candidacy in Oct. 2017.
“It’s time for a change in Springfield, and I thank the AFL-CIO for supporting me in our fight to get this district and our state moving and growing again,” she said in the press release.
In his own release, Miller said he was “humbled” to receive Johnson’s backing.
“I aim to serve just as he did and put the people of this district and their best interests first,” he said. “I’m running to fight for our conservative family values in Springfield. My family and I are amazed by the number of people who are joining our campaign to lower taxes, reform government and stand up for our values.”
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