Chicago GOP Unveils Candidates for State House

From the Chicago Republican Party…

The Chicago Republican Party has issued its 2014 slate for the Illinois State House seats inside their area of influence.

“Earlier in the year the Chicago GOP ran a recruiting campaign for candidates for the General Assembly in the City of Chicago. Candidates were invited to participate in an ‘American Idol’-style vetting process,” the Chicago GOP says in its press release.

“The party received 150 applications to be an official Chicago GOP candidate. Of those, 18 individuals got through the vetting process, were approved, and filed to be candidates.”

And here are those candidates:

  • Stefanie Linares, Candidate, SD 6
  • Antonio Mannings, Candidate, HD 2
  • Collin Johnson, Candidate, HD 5
  • Tondalaya Nelson, Candidate, HD 6
  • Myles Tobin, Candidate, HD 9
  • Mark Calonder, Candidate, HD 10
  • Jon Hartman, Candidate, HD 13
  • Denis Detzel, Candidate, HD 14
  • Brad Dahlgren, Candidate, HD 15
  • Evelyn Mazzucco, Candidate, HD 15
  • Vince Romano, Candidate, HD 16
  • David Sarama, Candidate, HD 19
  • Felix Gonzalez, Candidate, HD 21
  • Coby Hakalir, Candidate, HD 26
  • Lynn Franco, Candidate, HD 33
  • Mark Ekhoff, Candidate, HD 34
  • Fatimah Macklin, Candidate, HD 34
  • Victor Horne, Candidate, HD 35

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