A number of local leaders announced their support for
Martin McLaughlin for State Senate in the 26 District

“I am honored to have the support of these local leaders who work tirelessly for their communities,” said a grateful McLaughlin. “In our positions, we can’t allow politics to stand in the way of moving our communities forward. As a result, we have enacted many of the reforms that Governor Rauner is looking to achieve in Springfield. That’s the kind of experienced leadership the Governor needs on his side in order to enact his conservative reforms.”

 Endorsing McLaughlin are:


    • Republican State Representative, 51st District  Ed Sullivan
    • Deer Park Village President Bob Kellermann
    • Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod
    • Island Lake Mayor Charles Amrich
    • Lake Barrington Village President Kevin Richardson
    • Lake Zurich Mayor Tom Poynton
    • North Barrington Village President Al Pino
    • South Barrington Village President Paula McCombie
    • Barrington Township Supervisor Gene Dawson
    • Cuba Township Supervisor David Nelson
    • Palatine Township Supervisor Sharon Langlotz-Johnson
    • Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Robert Miller
    • Cuba Township Highway Commissioner Randy Marks
    • Former Tower Lakes Mayor Kathleen Leitner
    • Former Hoffman Estates Trustee Cary Collins
    • Lake Zurich Village Trustee Jim Beaudoin
    • Barrington Hills Village Trustee Colleen Konicek
    • Barrington Hills Village Trustee Michelle Maison
    • Barrington Hills Village Trustee Bryan Croll
    • Barrington Hills Village Trustee Brian Cecola
    • Deer Park Village Trustee Dale Sands
    • Deer Park Village Trustee Keith Olsen
    • Deer Park Village Trustee Tony Pietro
    • Deer Park Village Trustee Joel Thomason
    • Deer Park Village Trustee Mark Van Ryne
    • Barrington Township Republican Committeemen Dan Fitzgerald
    • Lake County Board Member Chuck Bartels
    • Circuit Court Clerk of Lake County Keith Brin
    • Cook County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Del Mar
    • McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski
    • Former McHenry County Board Member LouAnn Majewski




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

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.”

Paid for by friends of Martin McLaughlin

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is or will be available on the Board’s official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.

Contact Us

Email: Martin@MartinMclaughlin.com

Friends of Martin McLaughlin
P.O. Box 947
Barrington, Illinois 60010