Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:26 PM
I am an Elgin resident and I can tell you this. I was Cliff Surges campaign manager in the 33rd Senate District. Karen McConnaughay beat us in the recent Primary and is now unopposed in the General Election for the new 33rd Senate Dist.(unless the Democraes or Libertarians decide to slate someone). One thing I will say about Karen McConnaughay, is she is solid pro-2A and pro-concealed carry in Illinois. Although I certainly have many other problems with her, which is why I was opposed to her in the recent primary and actively worked for her defeat, I have no problem with her on gun issues.
Our State Rep is Tim Schmitz, who is another solidly pro-2A and pro-concealed carry. He is running unopposed in the primary and the general. Sen. Chris Lauzen is our current Senator, and he can be counted on as a solid pro-2A and pro-concealed carry. He did not run for re-election in the new 25th Senate Dist., instead he ran for Kane COunty Board Chairman, and he won the Republican primary. Lauzen has a Democrat opponent in the General, but this is Kane County and Lauzen will win the General. In the new 25th Senate Dist., the Republican candidate is Jim Oberweis, he is solidly pro-2A and pro-concealed carry, he does have an anti-2A democrat running against him in the General, but it is a solid GOP district and he will win easily.
Now to the Federal, I've known Cong. Randy Hultgren for over 20 years from back in my days in the DuPage GOP when he was on the County Board, then a State Rep and then State Senator. He is generally pro-2A, but it's always a good idea to keep the pressure on him. I personally have always felt he kind of goes with whatever the way the current wind is blowing, if you understand my meaning. He is pro-2A, but we have to keep an eye on him.
Based on where you will live, the 6th Cong. dist. takes up part of South Elgin, I have been redistricted into the 6th Dist. out of Hultgrens 14th, and I have also known Cong. Roskam for 20 years and he is as solid a pro-2A guy as you can get.
Hope that helps.
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