Drobinski says 'missing' opponent's 'office collecting dust'
Rod Drobinski, the Republican candidate for the District 62 state House seat, recently styled comments on his Facebook page to sound like an old-fashioned law enforcement flier as he talked about his opponent.
"MISSING: A State Representative who is available, responsive and working hard for his constituents,” Drobinski said in the post. “Sam Yingling's taxpayer-funded government office is collecting dust, and newspapers. No one, no staff or even Yingling himself has been in the office for what appears to be weeks.”
Drobinski has focused his platform on issues central to Illinois residents — term limits, public pensions, law enforcement, funding and taxes — as well as minimizing waste and restoring what he terms “fiscal sanity.”
“Sam Yingling: Working hard or hardly working?” Drobinski said.
A resident of Wauconda, Drobinski is actively involved in his community, serving on the Wauconda Police Commission and the Fremont Library Board. As Lake County assistant state’s attorney for over a decade, he works in the office’s gang and narcotics division.
“As the eldest son of immigrants, I learned that providing a better life for future generations must always be one of our greatest priorities,” Drobinski said. “The state of Illinois needs to re-focus its priorities … in Springfield to protect what we can offer our future generations.”
Drobinski earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Georgetown Law School. Both he and his opponent ran unopposed in the Illinois primaries in March.
“I will bring the sensibilities of a justice-focused prosecutor to the House chambers,” Drobinski said. “I look forward to engaging with my neighbors in the 62nd Legislative District and discussing how together we can build a better future for Illinois.”