• NASW-IL Staff

NASW-Illinois Chapter Announces 2022 Illinois General Election Endorsements

Updated: Oct 26


CHICAGO, IL—The National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter (NASW-IL), announces its endorsements for the upcoming 2022 general election. While every election seems pivotal, the upcoming election will greatly determine the future of social work and human services in Illinois. Many of the crucial decisions that impact funding for human services, reforms for DCFS and DOC, and protections for our clients in the state will be made by leaders elected by Illinois citizens on November 8th. Therefore, it is crucial to endorse candidates who support legislation and policies consistent with the goals of the social work profession. We also have several social workers/MSWs currently on the ballot, all of whom have competitive races. With a mental health crisis growing due to the pandemic and a state struggling to deal with violence deeply rooted in inequities and trauma, there has never been a better time for social workers to be in office.


The below list of endorsements were made by NASW-Illinois Chapter Political Action Committee (NASW-IL PAC) members based on questionnaire responses from the candidates, personal interactions, and/or additional factors like policy positions and viability.


J.B. Pritzker - GOVERNOR

Juliana Stratton - LT. GOVERNOR

Alexi Giannoulias - SECRETARY OF STATE

Susana A. Mendoza - COMPTROLLER

Kwame Raoul - ATTORNEY GENERAL

Michael W. Frereichs - TREASURER 


Illinois Senate:

Sara Feigenholtz - 6TH SENATE

Laura Fine - 9TH SENATE

Mike Pirfirio - 11th SENATE

Bill Cunningham - 18TH SENATE

Cristina Pacione-Zayas - 20TH SENATE

Laura Ellman - 21ST SENATE

Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak Hilton - 23RD SENATE

Karina Villa - 25TH SENATE

Maria Peterson - 26TH SENATE

Ann Gillespie - 27TH SENATE

Laura M. Murphy - 28TH SENATE

Mary Edly-Allen - 31ST SENATE

Steve Stadelman - 34TH SENATE

Michael W. Halpin - 36TH SENATE

Linda Holmes - 42ND SENATE

Rachel Ventura - 43RD SENATE

Dave Koehler - 46TH SENATE

Christopher Belt - 57TH SENATE


Illinois House:

Eva-Dina Delgado - 3RD REPRESENTATIVE

Lilian Jimenez - 4TH REPRESENTATIVE

Sonya Marie Harper - 6TH REPRESENTATIVE

Emanuel "Chris" Welch - 7TH REPRESENTATIVE

Lashawn Ford - 8TH REPRESENTATIVE

Ann M. Williams - 11TH REPRESENTATIVE

Margaret Croke - 12TH REPRESENTATIVE

Hoan Huynh - 13TH REPRESENTATIVE

Kevin Olickal - 16TH REPRESENTATIVE

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz - 17TH REPRESENTATIVE

Robyn Gabel - 18TH REPRESENTATIVE

Lindsey LaPointe - 19TH REPRESENTATIVE

Angie Guerrero-Cuellar - 22ND REPRESENTATIVE

Edgar Gonzalez, Jr. - 23RD REPRESENTATIVE

Justin Q. Slaughter - 27TH REPRESENTATIVE

Thaddeus Jones - 29TH REPRESENTATIVE

William "Will" Davis - 30TH REPRESENTATIVE

Mary E. Flowers - 31ST REPRESENTATIVE

Cyril Nichols - 32ND REPRESENTATIVE

Marcus C. Evans, Jr. - 33RD REPRESENTATIVE

Nicholas "Nick" Smith - 34TH REPRESENTATIVE

Kelly M. Burke - 36TH REPRESENTATIVE

Debbie Meyers-Martin - 38TH REPRESENTATIVE

Will Guzzardi - 39TH REPRESENTATIVE

Janet Yang Rohr - 41ST REPRESENTATIVE

Terra Costa Howard - 42ND REPRESENTATIVE

Anna Moeller - 43RD REPRESENTATIVE

Fred Crespo - 44TH REPRESENTATIVE

Jenn Ladisch Douglass - 45TH REPRESENTATIVE

Diane Blair-Sherlock - 46TH REPRESENTATIVE

Jackie Williamson - 47TH REPRESENTATIVE

Maura Hirschauer - 49TH REPRESENTATIVE

Barbara Hernandez - 50TH REPRESENTATIVE

Nabeela Syed - 51ST REPRESENTATIVE

Mary Morgan - 52ND REPRESENTATIVE

Mark L. Walker - 53RD REPRESENTATIVE

Mary Beth Canty - 54TH REPRESENTATIVE

Michelle Mussman - 56TH REPRESENTATIVE

Bob Morgan - 58TH REPRESENTATIVE

Daniel Didech - 59TH REPRESENTATIVE

Joyce Mason - 61ST REPRESENTATIVE

Laura Faver Dias - 62ND REPRESENTATIVE

Linda R Robertson - 65TH REPRESENTATIVE

Maurice A. West II - 67TH REPRESENTATIVE

Dave Vella - 68TH REPRESENTATIVE

Greg Johnson - 72ND REPRESENTATIVE

Heidi Henry - 75TH REPRESENTATIVE

Lance Yednock - 76TH REPRESENTATIVE

Jackie Haas - 79TH REPRESENTATIVE 

Anne Stava-Murray - 81ST REPRESENTATIVE

Stephanie A. Kifowit - 84TH REPRESENTATIVE

Lawrence "Larry" Walsh, Jr. - 86TH REPRESENTATIVE

Sharon Chung - 91ST REPRESENTATIVE

Natalie Manley - 98TH REPRESENTATIVE

Cynthia E. Cunningham - 104TH REPRESENTATIVE

Katie Stuart - 112TH REPRESENTATIVE

Jay Hoffman - 113TH REPRESENTATIVE

Latoya N. Greenwood - 114TH REPRESENTATIVE


Additional endorsements may still be forthcoming and will be posted on the NASW-Illinois website as they occur.

 

The NASW-IL PAC is the nonpartisan political arm of the National Association of Social Workers-Illinois Chapter. As a political action committee, NASW IL PAC endorse and financially contribute to candidates from any party who support NASW’s policy agenda. The national PACE Board of Trustees endorses and contributes to federal candidates running for U.S. House and Senate seats; state chapter PAC units decide on local and state races.


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