BARRINGTON, April 20, 2016 – Dan McConchie was appointed on April 20 to be the new State Senator for the 26th District of Illinois. After being sworn into office by Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes, McConchie vowed to fight for average citizens who feel left out of the process in Springfield.
“For too long our politicians have ignored the people and simply done whatever benefited them and the special interests who support them. This has to come to an end,” McConchie stated.
“We aren’t lacking good ideas to solve what ails us. What we are lacking is the political will to do what is right. It’s time to stop the cronyism and self-dealing that has characterized our state for decades. I will work every day to do that.
“I am excited to drive down to Springfield first thing tomorrow morning to join those other reform-minded legislators who are actively working to return power back to the people and get our state on right track again.”
McConchie won a heavily-contested three-way primary last month. As of now, he has no opponent in the general election.
Illinois’ 26th Senate District is in the northwest Chicago suburbs and includes all or part of Algonquin, Barrington, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Green Oaks, Hawthorn Woods, Hoffman Estates, Island Lake, Kildeer, Lake in the Hills, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mundelein, Oakwood Hills and Vernon Hills.
For additional comment, contact Senator McConchie at 847.796.0395.