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2018 NASW Illinois PAC Endorsements

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The NASW IL PAC endorses candidates in state and local races who we feel best represent the social work ideals and legislative agenda.  For federal endorsements, members can view the separately organized federal PACE endorsements by clicking here:

Please note: Additional endorsements forthcoming including statewide races and competitive races where additional information was needed.

Competitive Primary

LAST NAME       FIRST NAME                               POSITION


VILLIVALAM        RAM                                     8TH SENATE

MARTINEZ           IRIS                                       20TH SENATE

GILLESPIE            ANN                                      27TH SENATE

BURKE                 DAN                                      1ST REPRESENTATIVE

CASSIDY               KELLY                                14TH REPRESENTATIVE

MARTWICK         ROB                                     19TH REPRESENTATIVE


SLAUGHTER        JUSTIN                              27TH REPRESENTATIVE

JONES                    THADDEUS                      29TH REPRESENTATIVE

DAVIS                     WILL                                  30TH REPRESENTATIVE

FLOWERS              MARY                                 31ST REPRESENTATIVE

DIDECH                 DANIEL                             59TH REPRESENTATIVE


Non-competitive Primary

The following candidates for office were also endorsed based on voting record, personal interaction and support for the social work agenda.

Sen. Elgin Sims, Sen. Laura Fine, Sen. Omar Aquino, President John Cullerton, Sen. Don Harmon, Sen. Linda Holmes, Sen. Mattie Hunter, Sen. Terry Link, Sen. Andy Manar, Sen. Julie Morrison, Sen. Martin Sandoval, Sen. Cristina Castro

Rep. Theresa Mah, Rep. Sonya Harper, Rep. Carol Ammons, Rep. Jamie Andrade, Rep. Kelly Burke, Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, Rep. John D’Amico, Rep. Marcus Evans Jr, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Rep. La Shawn Ford, Rep. Robyn Gabel, Rep. Will Guzzardi, Rep. Michael Halpin, Rep. Gregory Harris, Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, Rep. Lou Lang, Rep. Camille Lilly, Rep. Natalie Manley, Rep. Christian Mitchell, Rep. Anna Moeller, Rep. Martin Moylan, Rep. Michelle Mussman, Rep. Silvana Tabares, Rep. Andre Thapedi, Rep. Arthur Turner, Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr, Rep. Chris Welch, Rep. Ann Williams, Rep. Kathleen Willis, Rep. Sam Yingling, Rep. Michael Zalewski, Rep. Deb Conroy, Rep. Fred Crespo, Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, Rep. LaToya Greenwood.


The NASW IL PAC is the nonpartisan political arm of the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter.  As a political action committee, the NASW IL PAC endorses and financially contributes to candidates from any party who support NASW’s policy agenda. The national NASW Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Board endorses and contributes to federal candidates running for U.S. House and Senate seats; the NASW IL PAC is responsible for endorsement decisions in local and state races in Illinois.


  • Mobilizes thousands of social workers to vote by informing NASW Illinois Chapter members of which candidates the NASW IL PAC endorsed in upcoming elections
  • Hires and coordinates field organizers to get out the vote in targeted races
  • Compiles valuable facts relating to local and statewide candidates who are social workers or support the concerns of the social work profession
  • Makes contributions to political campaigns of candidates who support the NASW policy agenda.

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