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State Rep Kelly Cassidy

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Illinois Primary 2012: Is State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Heading for Victory on Tuesday?… and More

(Chicago, IL) – Storming Towards Tuesday – State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) is campaigning furiously like someone who wants to win on Tuesday. She is aiming to defeat her Democratic primary opponent, lesbian activist Paula Basta who has mounted a tough challenge. But can she? At summer’s start, Cassidy’s campaign lurched agonizingly and slowly forward, … Continue reading »

David Orr Says GOP Turn Out Up 44%, Democratic Down 45% in Cook County Early Primary Voting 2012

(Chicago, IL) – March 18, 2012. Republicans in suburban Cook County cast 44 percent more Early Voting ballots for Tuesday’s Presidential Primary than during Early Voting in 2008, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Friday. Continue reading »

Illinois House Panel OKs Illinois Family and Medical Leave Act Including Civil Union Couples

(Springfield, IL) – February 29, 2012. An Illinois House panel today approved an Illinois version of the Family and Medical Leave Act that would include civil union couples. Continue reading »

Our View: Paula Basta’s Ethics Plan is Hypocritical, Costly to Taxpayers

Our View: All candidates for elected office should follow two golden rules when they propose reforms: one, avoid exposing yourself to the charge of hypocrisy; and two, avoid costing taxpayers more money. Illinois Democratic state representative candidate Paula Basta recently violated both. On Valentine’s Day, Basta, who is challenging appointed State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) … Continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel, Speaker Madigan, Fund-Raising Boost Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s Election Campaign against Paula Basta

(Chicago, IL) – November 19, 2011. In a significant boost to Chicago Democratic State Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s election chances, Chicago’s newly minted mayor and the state’s powerful House Speaker have rolled out their backing for the first-term North Side lawmaker. Continue reading »

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Pushes Texting, Talking While Biking Ban

(Chicago, IL) – November 7, 2011. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) has introduced legislation to ban the use of handheld electronic devices–mobile phones, computers, iPads, etc–by bicyclists. Continue reading »

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Rolls Out Advisory Committees, Senior Tax Relief, Political Reform Initiatives

(Chicago, IL) – October 21, 2011. In an ongoing burst of legislative activity since her appointment to a state house seat, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) announced this week the rollout of multiple “Citizen Advisory Committees” to be populated by community residents. “My biggest priority as a Representative is to be accessible to people and … Continue reading »

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Hosts Environmental Forum

(Chicago, IL) – October 13, 2011. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) this week brought academics, environmental activists, and business leaders to a forum at Loyola University to tackle environmental initiatives. Continue reading »

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