Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent Robyn Gabel will serve a second term.
FINAL UPDATE AT 11:10 p.m.: With 82 of 84 precincts reporting and Robyn Gabel still holding a sizable lead, Eric Lieberman has conceded the race. Gabel could not be reached for comment at the time of publication, as she left her own Evanston-based election party to join President Barack Obama's supporters at McCormick Place in Chicago. Gabel's campaign manager, Josh Kilroy, said that Gabel and the campaign staff had worked hard to connect with the district's new voters. “We worked very hard to reach out to all the voters," Kilroy said, "about 30 to 35 percent of whom were new to the district. We’re very gratified to see that the voters responded to her message.” Lieberman said he was proud of the campaign he ran, despite the results. "I …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Republican candidate sees a good deal wrong with the status quo and provides his ideas on how to shake things up.
Eric Lieberman is currently running on the Republican ticket for State Representative of Illinois’ 18th District against Democrat incumbent Robyn Gabel. Eric Lieberman doesn’t mince words when asked why he should be elected State Representative for Illinois’ 18th District. The Evanston resident said he sees a state headed for financial meltdown, a government operating ineffectually due to corrupt, machine politics, and elected officials without the backbones necessary to make the tough choices necessary to better the situation. “I have a very sober view of where our state is at and the dire condition it is in, so I can’t give a really upbeat message to anybody,” Lieberman said. “I know enough, I’ve been around the block enough to know that…
The Democratic representative seeks reelection and talks about how she aims to fix Illinois' strained economy.
Robyn Gabel is currently running on the Democratic ticket for reelection to her second term as State Representative of Illinois’ 18th District. She won unopposed in the 2009 running against Republican challenger Eric Lieberman. Incumbent Illinois State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18) acknowledges that the state is going through a tough financial stretch but said she likes to keep her head up while figuring out how to best fix the problem. “I’m a realist, but I’m also an optimist,” says the Evanston resident. “So I recognize that we are in difficult financial times right now, but I also think that we have a great state and that our state has many, many strengths.” Job Creation Gabel states on her website that “creating jobs for working families is…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Democratic and Republican candidates for six House districts introduced constituents to their background and platforms.
About 800 people filled Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim for Monday night's North Shore Jewish Community Candidate forum. Candidates from six house races discussed their values and qualifications during brief, informal introductions. Highlights from the forum are listed below. IL House 16th District IL House 17th District IL House 18th District IL House 57th District IL House 58th District IL House 59th District