Thursday, January 24, 2013
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl issued a press release today outlining her support of a proposed assault weapons ban and calling for residents to join her.
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl issued a press release Thursday calling for residents to support a nationwide assault weapons ban. Tisdahl said she “wholeheartedly” supported the proposed Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, a bill that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced in Congress Thursday. If passed, the bill would stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacture of military-style assault weapons. “We have too many guns in our communities and we must work together to get them off the streets,” Tisdahl wrote in the press release. “As a mayor, I am bestowed with the duty to keep my community safe and these common sense solutions will help go a long way in fulfilling that solemn responsibility.” In her press release, Tisdahl urged …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Results include the 9th Congressional District, the 9th State Senate District and the 17th and 18th State House races.
Democrats Jan Schakowsky, Daniel Biss, Robyn Gabel and Laura Fine carried the day in the local races that affect Evanston. Click on the links below for complete coverage. VIDEOS: Obama Supporters Celebrate Win McCormick Place is filled with celebration as the race is called before thousands of Obama supporters gathered from around the suburbs and the city of Chicago. Schakowsky Wins 9th Congressional Over Wolfe Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky appeared to have won the race against Republican challenger as of 9:13 p.m., with a 30,000 vote lead with 306 of 336 precincts reporting. Want to stay up to date on the latest local political coverage from Patch? Sign up for our free newsletter. Biss Wins 9th State Senate District …
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 …
Friday, October 19, 2012
17th District Illinois House candidates Laura Fine and Kyle Frank, 18th District Illinois House candidates Robyn Gabel and Eric Lieberman, and 9th District Illinois Senate candidate Glenn Farkas spoke in Evanston.
At a forum in Evanston last night, Illinois legislative candidates sparred over how to create jobs and reduce corruption, but agreed on one thing: that the state needs a massive budget overhaul. Hosted by the Central Street Neighbors Association at Haven Middle School, the forum included State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) and her 18th District Republican challenger, Eric Lieberman, as well as 17th district house candidates Laura Fine (D-Glenview) and Kyle Frank (R-Skokie.) Ninth district Illinois senate candidate Glenn Farkas (R-Glenview), was also in attendance, but his opponent, State Rep. Daniel Biss, had a previously scheduled appearance. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl took his seat, answering questions on behalf of Biss from …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The piece criticized Gabel for failing to commit to pension reform.
The Chicago Tribune officially endorsed Republican candidate Eric Lieberman of Evanston Wednesday in the race for State Representative of Illinois’ 18th District. The article, which also presents the publication’s picks for several other contested Illinois House races, criticizes incumbent Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18) for failing to commit her vote for pension reform while advocating for the continued funding of FamilyCare and the Department of Children and Family services. The piece calls Lieberman “a straight shooter who favors shifting pension costs to local school districts and moving new state employees into a 401(k)-style retirement plan, gets the endorsement.” Both candidates have criticized each other in the past. Lieberman has called …
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…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
18th District House candidates Robyn Gabel and Eric Lieberman, 17th District House candidates Laura Fine and Kyle Frank and 9th District Senate candidate Glenn Farkas will appear in Evanston.
Candidates for the 18th and 17th district house races and the 9th district senate race will appear at a moderated forum in Evanston Thursday. 18th District incumbent Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), challenger Eric Lieberman (R-Evanston), 17th district house candidate Laura Fine (D-Glenview), 17th district house candidate Kyle Frank (R-Skokie) and 9th district senate candidate Glenn Farkas (R-Glenview) are scheduled to appear at the forum hosted by the Central Street Neighbors Association. State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), who is also running for the 9th district senate seat, had a previously scheduled appearance that evening. "While the national presidential race is naturally the focus of most interest this election year, critical fiscal…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Newcomer Eric Lieberman (R-Evanston) will challenge incumbent Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), who has served as State Rep. for the 18th District of Illinois since April 2010.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Incumbent Democrat Robyn Gabel is running against Republican Eric Lieberman for the IL State Representative seat in the 18th district.
Illinois' 18th State Representative race features incumbent Democrat Robyn Gabel and Republican challenger Eric Lieberman. The 18th District comprises many North suburban communities, including all or part of Evanston, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka. Read Results of the 18th District Race Candidates Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires, and check back for updates. News Blogs Lieberman is a frequent Patch blogger. Here are some of his recent posts:
Republican Eric Lieberman is running against incumbent Democrat Robin Gabel for the IL State Representative seat in the 18th district.
Name: Eric Lieberman Position sought: IL State Rep 18th District Campaign contact information. Please include any or all of the following: website, email address, phone number, Facebook page, Twitter account, mailing address, etc. Website: www.liebermanforillinois.com and www.expectmore.us Age and Birthdate: 62, 10/29/1950 Family Include as much info as you like (names, ages, number of children, etc.) Wife: June Shellene Deceased Son: Seth Dog: Shadow Education Include degree(s) and school(s): Elementary: Oakton School, Evanston Junior High: Nichols, Evanston High School: ETHS, graduated 1968 College: Carleton College and University of Illinois Law School: Loyola University Chicago, graduated 1980 Occupation: Attorney, Business person, …