afscmepeopleYour Vote Counts!The primary election is here. It is critically important for every union member to get out and vote, and to make sure our families do the same. Together we can make our voices heard, supporting those candidates who share our priorities of strong public services, good jobs at decent wages, workers’ rights and retirement security–and opposing those who stand against us.

Early voting begins Monday, March 3, and ends Saturday, March 15. Click here to find Early Voting locations in your area. For more on registration, absentee ballots and polling places, visit the state Board of Election’s Information for Voters page.

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Below is the list of AFSCME’s primary election endorsements. PEOPLE delegates will meet again in September to consider endorsements for the General Election.

In the March 2014 Primary, AFSCME Recommends…

Constitutional Offices:

Governor – No Endorsement
Attorney General – No Endorsement
Treasurer – Mike Frerichs (D)
Comptroller – Judy Baar Topinka (R)

U.S. Congress:

CD04 – Luis Gutierrez (D) – Chicago
CD13 – Ann Callis (D) – Southwestern Illinois

Illinois House of Representatives:

HD20 – Mo Khan (D) – Park Ridge
HD26 – Jhatayn “Jay” Travis (D) – Chicago
HD39 – Will Guzzardi (D) – Chicago
HD40 – Nancy Schiavone (D) – Chicago
HD42 – Adam Johnson (R) – DuPage County
HD79 – Kate Cloonen (D) – Kankakee
HD96 – Sue Scherer (D), Michael Bell (R) – Springfield
HD110 – Kevin Garner (R) – Southeastern Illinois

Illinois Appellate Court:

1st District (Gordon Vacancy) – Freddrenna M. Lyle (D)
Via: AFSCME Council 31