(l) State Senator Dan Duffy (R-Lake Barrington) with GOP colleague (r) State Sen. Matt Murphy
LAKE BARRINGTON - Senator Dan Duffy announced Thursday that he is endorsing Dan McConchie for state representative in House District 51. Duffy, the conservative Senator whose district includes House Districts 51 and 52, was first elected to office in 2009 and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2012.
Duffy chose McConchie over Lake County Board member Nick Sauer, who also announced his interest in succeeding State Rep. Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein). Sullivan announced earlier this week he is not seeking re-election in 2016.
"Dan McConchie is the clear choice to be our new state representative in the 51st District," Duffy stated. "His extensive state legislative experience, grasp of the issues facing Illinois, and lifelong conservative values make him a perfect fit for our district. He has the courage to fight the status quo, and we desperately need his unique problem solving ability down in Springfield. Unlike the other candidate in this race, Dan will not ‘go along to get along.’ Dan will be an outspoken advocate for our district and fight to make Governor Rauner's Turnaround Agenda a reality."