A "Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz" show featuring guest State Senate Candidate Glenn Farkas (R-Glenview) airs tonight in 34 North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburbs. Farkas, a first time candidate for public office, is running for an open 9th Senate District seat against freshman State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston, 17th Dist.). Biss ran and lost against Rep. Beth Coulson in 2008 before Coulson decided not to seek re-election in 2010, and Biss won that 2010 open 17th Dist. state house seat against a much weaker Republican opponent.
A detailed airing schedule for tonight's show with Senate Candidate Farkas is listed below. You can also watch the show 24/7 with Candidate Farkas here. This show was taped on August 12, 2012
The heavily Democratic, re-districted 9th Senate District seat was created by the Democratic Party as a gift to its current holder, Senator Jeff Schoenberg (D-Evanston), so he would go quietly into the night and not run for State Tresaurer in 2002, leaving that Democratic Party nomination slot for Tom Dart-- so that Dart would go quietly into the night and back out of his contemplated run for Attorney General, clearing that field for Speaker Mike Madigan's daughter, Lisa, who ended up with an easy Democratic Primary race and eventual win, but tough race, in the general election against Republican Joe Birkett.
The current open seat in the 9th Senate District was created by Senator Schoenberg's apparent decision to go quietly into the night and pursue more wealth maximizing opportunities than are available to him as a part time state senator and part time advisor on "giving," to rich Democratic donors.
Tonight's show in the Chicago Metro suburbs features Republican Senate Candidate Farkas comparing and contrasting his views on tax increases, state employee pension reform, abortion, gun control and other issues with those of his opponent, State Rep. Biss. Show host Jeff Berkowitz asks the questions.
You can watch 24/7 State Rep. Biss' appearance on Public Affairs here. This show was taped on May 6, 2012
The show with Senate Candidate Farkas airs tonight at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in ten North Shore suburbs: Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
The Public Affairs show featuring 9th Senate District Republican Candidate Farkas also airs tonight at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable on
Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette.
Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.