McConchie vows to give Illinois citizens a voice in Springfield
Republican candidate Dan McConchie was sworn into office this week by Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes. He took the seat of Senator Dan Duffy (R-26th Dist.), who resigned on April 3rd. After being sworn in, McConchie said, "I am excited to drive down to Springfield first thing tomorrow morning to join those other reform-minded legislators who are actively working to return power back to the people and get our state on right track again.”
McConchie acknowledged the disconnect between the state legislature and the average citizen and vowed to work toward solutions to benefit his constituents. He based his campaign on cutting spending, lowering taxes and fighting corruption.
“For too long our politicians have ignored the people and simply done whatever benefited them and the special interests who support them. This has to come to an end,” McConchie said.“We aren’t lacking good ideas to solve what ails us. What we are lacking is the political will to do what is right. It’s time to stop the cronyism and self-dealing that has characterized our state for decades. I will work every day to do that."
McConchie won the hotly contested Republican primary against his two opponents last month. He is currently unopposed in the November general election for the 26th District's Senate seat. The 26th District encompasses the northwest Chicago suburbs and municipalities located in Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry Counties.