Opportunity Races: Vote Haney and reelect REALTOR® Patlak for county positions

14_oct_haney-patlakThe Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees encourage you to vote for Frank Haney for Winnebago County Board Chairman and REALTOR® Dan Patlak for Cook County Board of Review Commissioner, District 1 on Nov. 8.

Haney and Patlak have been identified by their local associations and by RPAC as REALTOR® champions. In other words, they are for business, private property rights, low taxes and economic growth. Their bids to get elected are termed Opportunity Races.

A lifelong resident of the Rockford area, Haney started his political career with his election to the Rock Valley College Board of Trustees in 2013. He’s served on several committees, and colleagues elected him board chair in 2014 and 2015.

He’s also volunteered with several causes and organizations, including:

  • Next Rockford (past peer-elected facilitator, strategy team and member) – engage Rockford’s next generation of leaders to advocate improvements in education, business environment and urban development;
  • Transform Rockford;
  • Rockford Area Economic Development Council (board of directors);
  • Carpenter’s Place (board of directors);
  • YMCA Strong Kids Campaign;
  • Red Cross;
  • Sharefest;
  • Next Rockford Boots & Coats Drive.

For more information about Haney, visit his campaign website: http://www.frankhaney.biz/.

Patlak

Patlak was originally elected as one of three full-time commissioners for the Cook County Board of Review in 2010. He won re-election in 2012.

From January 1999 to December 2006, he served as a property assessment appeal analyst for the Cook County Board of Review, specializing in commercial apartment and exempt properties. He also represented the Board of Review at more than 500 Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board oral hearings.

Also, he was elected Wheeling Township Assessor in 2005 and was reelected in 2009. In 1995, he was elected as a board member of East Maine School District #63.

Patlak, GRI, has been a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Illinois REALTORS® since 1986.

For more information, visit his campaign website: http://www.electpatlak.com/.

If either Haney or Patlak are on your ballot, make sure you’re registered and vote for one of these candidates on Nov. 8.

(Disclosure: Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) collects contributions from members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for political activities. A portion of each contribution will be used for state political activities; at least 30 percent will be used for federal campaign purposes. The federal portion will be charged against an individual’s federal contribution limits under 2 USC 441a. Contributions are VOLUNTARY and refusal to contribute does not affect membership rights. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.)

Opportunity Races: Vote Franks and Reinert for McHenry County Board

12_oct_franks-reinertThe Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees recommend you vote for Jack Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman and REALTOR® John Reinert for District 2 of the McHenry County Board on Nov. 8.

Franks and Reinert have been identified by their local associations and by RPAC as REALTOR® champions. In other words, they are for business, private property rights, low taxes and economic growth. Their bids to get elected are termed Opportunity Races.

Since 1998, Franks has represented McHenry County voters as state representative of the 63rd House District. A lifelong resident of McHenry County, Franks won reelection in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. His current committee assignments are:

  • State Government Administration (chairman);
  • International Trade & Commerce (vice chair);
  • Public Utilities;
  • Tollway Oversight; and
  • Veterans’ Affairs.

In May 2016, Franks announced he was not seeking reelection and instead was running for chairman of the McHenry County Board. For more information about Franks, visit his website: http://franksformchenry.com/

Reinert

Reinert is a REALTOR® for Berkshire Hathaway HomeService in Crystal Lake and a home builder. He served on the McHenry County Fair Board in the late 90s.

Reinert is one of four candidates running for two open positions representing District 2 of the McHenry County Board.

He is a member of the Heartland Board of REALTORS®, helping the Real Estate Education Committee and the Government Affairs Committee. He has been a REALTOR® since 1984.

For more information about Reinert, visit his Facebook page.

If either Franks or Reinert are on your ballot, make sure you’re registered and vote for these candidates on Nov. 8.

(Disclosure: Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) collects contributions from members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for political activities. A portion of each contribution will be used for state political activities; at least 30 percent will be used for federal campaign purposes. The federal portion will be charged against an individual’s federal contribution limits under 2 USC 441a. Contributions are VOLUNTARY and refusal to contribute does not affect membership rights. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.)

Opportunity Races: Vote for Rep. Kay and Rep. Bradley

10_oct_kay-bradleyThe Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for State Rep. Dwight Kay for the 112th House District and State Rep. John Bradley for the 117th House District in the Nov. 8 general election.

Kay and Bradley have been identified by their local associations and by RPAC as REALTOR® champions. In other words, they are for business, private property rights, low taxes and economic growth. Their bids to get elected are termed Opportunity Races.

Kay is a lifelong resident of the Metro East area and is in his second term as the state representative of the 112th District. He is vice president of Cassens Transport, a company he’s worked for since 1970.

In 2004, Kay served as finance chairman for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier. In 2006, he was campaign chairman for Illinois Appellate Court Justice Stephen McGlynn. At one time, he was chairman of the National Automobile Transporters Association Claims Council.

Kay serves on the following committees:

  • Appropriations – Public Safety;
  • Economic Development;
  • Insurance;
  • Environment;
  • Judiciary;
  • Labor & Commerce;
  • Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee; and
  • Sex Offenses Subcommittee.

Kay also is on the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board.

Bradley

Bradley has served as the State Rep. of the 117th House District since June 2003. He was reelected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Bradley is an attorney and formerly served as a member of the Williamson County Airport Authority.

He is the assistant majority leader of the Illinois House. He currently serves on the following committees:

  • Agriculture & Conservation;
  • Judiciary – Civil;
  • Labor & Commerce;
  • Revenue & Finance (chairperson);
  • Finance Subcommittee (sub-chairperson);
  • Income Tax Subcommittee (sub-chairperson);
  • Property Tax Subcommittee;
  • Sales and Other Taxes Subcommittee (sub-chairperson);
  • Towing Oversight Subcommittee (sub-chairperson);
  • General Law Subcommittee;
  • House Budget Oversight Panel;
  • Coal Finance Subcommittee (sub-chairperson); and
  • Public Private Partnerships.

If either Kay or Bradley are on your ballot, make sure you’re registered and vote for one of these candidates on Nov. 8.

(Disclosure: Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) collects contributions from members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for political activities. A portion of each contribution will be used for state political activities; at least 30 percent will be used for federal campaign purposes. The federal portion will be charged against an individual’s federal contribution limits under 2 USC 441a. Contributions are VOLUNTARY and refusal to contribute does not affect membership rights. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.)

 

Opportunity Races: Vote for Sen. Forby and Schimpf

7_oct_forby-schimpfThe Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for state Sen. Gary Forby for the 59th Senate District and Paul Schimpf for the 58th Senate District in the Nov. 8 general election.

Forby and Schimpf have been identified by their local associations and by RPAC as REALTOR® champions. In other words, they are for business, private property rights, low taxes and economic growth. Their bids to get elected are termed Opportunity Races.

Forby was a farmer and an excavating contractor in southern Illinois before his election to the Benton Township Board and the Franklin County Board. He served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2001-2003, then was appointed as senator of the 59th Senate District in 2003 to take over the position held by Larry Woolard. He’s prevailed in reelection campaigns in 2008 and 2012.

Forby serves on the following committees:

  • Energy and Public Utilities;
  • Labor (chair);
  • Licensed Activities and Pensions;
  • Committee of the Whole; and
  • Insurance.

Schimpf

Schimpf retired from a career in the United State Marine Corps in 2013 after 20 years. While in the Marines he attended the Southern Illinois School of Law in Carbondale and graduated in 2000.

He served as a judge advocate or military attorney, officer in charge of the legal assistance clinic and head prosecutor for the Recruit Depot and the Marine Corps Western Recruiting Region. In 2005, Schimpf served as deputy counsel at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and deployed to Iraq. There he served as the lead American attorney advisor to Iraqi prosecutors in the trial of Saddam Hussein. Iraqi prosecutors induced a confession from Hussein regarding the massacre of hundreds of Iraqi civilians.

Following advanced legal training and several other assignments, Schimpf retired from the Marines, returned to his hometown of Waterloo and joined the law firm of Stumpf & Gutknecht, P.C. in Columbia.

In 2014, he lost the race for Illinois Attorney General. In the current race for senator, he has the endorsement of the retiring incumbent, Sen. David Luechtefeld.

If either Forby or Schimpf are on your ballot, make sure you’re registered and vote for one of these candidates on Nov. 8.

(Disclosure: Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) collects contributions from members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for political activities. A portion of each contribution will be used for state political activities; at least 30 percent will be used for federal campaign purposes. The federal portion will be charged against an individual’s federal contribution limits under 2 USC 441a. Contributions are VOLUNTARY and refusal to contribute does not affect membership rights. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.)

Opportunity Races: Vote for Rep. Bourne and Rep. Beiser

5_oct_bourne-beiserThe Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for state Rep. Avery Bourne for the 95th House District and state Rep. Dan Beiser for the 111th House District in the Nov. 8 general election.

Bourne and Beiser have been identified by their local associations and by RPAC as REALTOR® champions. In other words, they are for business, private property rights, low taxes and economic growth. Their bids to get elected are termed Opportunity Races.

In February 2015, Bourne took over the term of Rep. Wayne Rosenthal, who accepted a leadership position with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Prior to her appointment, she was attending Washington University School of Law in St. Louis as a Dean’s Fellowship Scholar.

Bourne serves on the following committees:

  • Agriculture & Conservation;
  • Consumer Protection;
  • Counties & Townships;
  • Transportation: Vehicles & Safety; and
  • Veteran’s Affairs.

Beiser

Beiser was elected to the Alton City Council in 1987, then won the Alton city treasurer race in 1989. He was reelected to three additional terms and was elected by his peers to serve as president of the Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association. In 2004, he was appointed as state representative of the 111th House District and was reelected in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Beiser serves on the following committees:

  • Aging (vice chairperson);
  • Appropriations – Higher Education;
  • Local Government;
  • Elections & Campaign Reform;
  • Elementary & Secondary Education;
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles;
  • Higher Education;
  • Energy Management Subcommittee; and
  • Committee of the Whole.

If either Bourne or Beiser are on your ballot, make sure you’re registered to vote and cast your ballot for one of these candidates on Nov. 8.

(Disclosure: Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) collects contributions from members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for political activities. A portion of each contribution will be used for state political activities; at least 30 percent will be used for federal campaign purposes. The federal portion will be charged against an individual’s federal contribution limits under 2 USC 441a. Contributions are VOLUNTARY and refusal to contribute does not affect membership rights. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.)