Chicago Tribune Endorses Martin McLaughlin
“…the candidate who would be most independent and who has the best record of fighting for taxpayers is McLaughlin. In less than three years as mayor, McLaughlin cut the village’s property tax levy, reduced out-of-control legal expenses, reorganized departments and consolidated the 911 system. And he did it with a Village Board that resisted his changes. McLaughlin knows how to do more with less. Springfield could use a lot of that.”
Sun-Time Endorses Martin McLaughlin
“Of the three candidates running to replace state Sen. Dan Duffy, Barrington Hills Mayor Martin McLaughlin by far has the strongest resume and is endorsed.
McLaughlin’s day job overseeing the investment of public and private pension assets gives him a keen understanding of the single biggest fiscal challenge Illinois faces. His role as chairman of the Barrington Area Council of Governments gives him an understanding of regional issues. Elected as an opposition mayoral candidate three years ago, he has shown he can reach across political divides.”
Northwest Herald Endorses Martin McLaughlin
“In this race, we believe McLaughlin’s pension background would be an asset…We believe lawmakers must have an independent voice. Given the amount of political action committee money being spent in support of McConchie, we question how beholden he’d be to…the PACs supporting him. We endorse McLaughlin.”
Daily Herald Endorses Martin McLaughlin
“Of the three, our choice is Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin.
McLaughlin supports Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround agenda and opposes abortion rights, which we believe puts him in tune with much of the 26th District. McLaughlin has the most-compelling track record, and he gets our endorsement.”