From the Tom Smithburg for 42nd Ward Committeeman…
CHICAGO, IL – Tom Cross, the Illinois House Minority Leader, has endorsed Tom Smithburg for 42nd Ward Republican Committeeman.
“Every day in Springfield we fight for fiscally conservative principles, but being in the minority oftentimes keeps us from being able to enact these commonsense reforms. If we are to be successful in our efforts to make Illinois a welcoming environment for job creators while supporting, rather than soaking, the taxpayers, we cannot simply concede Chicago to Mike Madigan. We can and must put up a fight and I believe Tom Smithburg will work with his fellow Ward Committeemen to lead this charge.” said Cross.
Smithburg replied: “Leader Cross and the Republican caucus have been fighting the good fight for years with very little support out of the city. If we can up our game and provide some competition for legislative seats, we can force the Democrats to focus resources in their own backyard and make the entire state more competitive for Republicans. We only need 6 seats in the House to take the Majority and remove the gavel from Madigan’s grasp, and it’s defeatist to think that we cannot do anything in the City of Chicago to help Cross and the House Republicans achieve this all-important goal.”
Smithburg has received a number of high-profile endorsements in his race for 42nd Ward Republican Committeeman, including endorsements by Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady, State Senator and former Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Bill Brady, Chicago Young Republicans President Angel Garcia, 42nd Ward Republican Organization President Christine Svenson, and Illinois College Republican Federation Chairman Mick Paskiewicz.
Once elected, Smithburg plans to work to unify the Republican Party, grow the 42nd Ward Republican Organization, and collaborate with other Republican committeeman and organizations to begin the process of putting forth a viable alternative in Chicago.
About Tom Smithburg – www.SmithburgForChicago.com:
Tom Smithburg is an Analyst at Shore Capital Partners in Chicago and resident of the 42nd Ward since 1995. Tom graduated from Northwestern University where he served as Vice-President of the student body. He interned at Empower America (now Freedom Works), has volunteered for numerous Republican campaigns, and is a proud Member of the Chicago Young Republicans and the Chicago Republican Women’s Network.