Endorsement: McConchie for Senate 26
Senate Dist. 26: McConchie
The Illinois Senate 26 race pits incumbent Republican Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods against real estate manager and retired Army colonel Tom Georges of Mundelein, a Democrat whose fiscally conservative and socially progressive views might suit a district that historically has sent Republicans to Springfield but narrowly backed Hillary Clinton for president two years ago. Yet, Georges' grasp of how taxes are assessed and collected falls far short of McConchie's detailed knowledge. Tax policy looms as a major issue for the state legislature, and it's one that plays to McConchie's strengths. We endorse McConchie for re-election in the 26th District, which includes parts of Libertyville, Grayslake, Lake Zurich, Cary and the Barrington area.