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Endorsement: 50th Illinois Representative District – Hatcher

Published: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

State Rep. Kay Hatcher has been an active and responsive member of the 50th District of the Illinois House of Representatives, which covers Blackberry, Campton, Kaneville, Sugar Grove and Virgil townships, as well as parts of North Aurora, Batavia and Geneva. The Yorkville Republican has shown a willingness to work with those in both parties to get things done. She has worked for pension reform, and she says a long-term solution should be in place because “legislators should be thinking less about their re-election and more about the people of Illinois.” Hatcher is visible in the community, inviting residents to “traveling office stops” in the areas she serves on a regular basis. We endorse Hatcher for re-election. The incumbent is running against Democrat Andrew Bernard, the Democratic chairman of Geneva Township. Bernard identifies welfare reform as a top issue, and he said he would demand a concealed carry law, adding that “responsible citizens should have the right to protect themselves.” But Hatcher has established herself as one of the best legislators in the state. She deserves another term.

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