Chicago Tribune Endorses McDermed

Chicago Tribune Endorses McDermed

On October 22, 2014 the Chicago Tribune published its endorsement of Margo McDermed. Here’s what they said: “McDermed, a Will County Board member, would lower taxes and cut spending. “We need to encourage job creation by allowing the increase to sunset, creating tax predictability and reducing regulation,” McDermed says….McDermed has the better prescription for job growth and economic expansion and is endorsed.”

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Stand for Children IL endorses Margo McDermed

Stand for Children IL endorses Margo McDermed

Why Margo McDermed Stands for Children

“Our children hold the key to Illinois’ future.  The most important measure of a state’s health is the care we have for developing and nurturing our children’s minds.  Without successful children nothing else the state tries to do will succeed in the long term.  I want to stand up for Illinois’ children because every well-educated child contributes immeasurably to the well being of all of us here in Illinois.”

-Margo McDermed

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IL Farm Bureau Activator Endorses Margo McDermed

IL Farm Bureau Activator Endorses Margo McDermed

ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU ACTIVATOR ENDORSES
MARGO McDERMED FOR 37TH STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      AUGUST 27, 2014

CONTACT: Kevin Semlow, Secretary
Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR
309-557-2308
ksemlow@ilfb.org

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is proud to announce Margo McDermed has been endorsed by ACTIVATOR, IFB’s political involvement fund, which seeks to help elect pro-farm candidates no matter their party affiliation or office.

The local ACTIVATOR Trustees for the 37th State Representative District endorsed McDermed based on both her business background and experience in public office. The trustees believe she possesses the knowledge …

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Downside Up Fundraiser

Downside Up Fundraiser

Join Margo for her “Downside Up Fundraiser” on Thursday, June 26th from 6pm to 8pm at Chef Klaus’ Bier Stube in Frankfort! Hope to see you all there!

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Tribune Endorses McDermed

Tribune Endorses McDermed

On March 3, 2014 the Chicago Tribune published its endorsement in the primary for Illinois House District 37. Here’s what they said: “For the Republicans, our endorsement goes to Margo McDermed of Mokena, a Will County Board member known for being firm but reasonable. She supports the rollback of the state income tax hike and would vote for deeper pension reform. She described the bill that passed in December as a “Band-Aid on a major dollar bleeder.” She is opposed to a graduated …

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Kosel Supports McDermed for State Representative

Kosel Supports McDermed for State Representative

Letter from Renee Kosel:

Dear Friend,
As your state Representative for nearly two decades, I have worked hard to fight against tax increases, advance reforms to improve our schools, and advocate for our families and communities.  But there is much more work to be done.  As I retire from the General Assembly in December 2014, it is imperative that we send a proven leader to Springfield to get our state and our economy back on track.

It is with Great honor that I enthusiastically endorse Margo McDermed for …

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Michael Karnezis, Eagle Scout, recognized for his achievement.

Michael Karnezis, Eagle Scout, recognized for his achievement.

On February 20th, 2014, Michael Karnezis was recognized for outstanding achievement an for becoming an Eagle Scout.

Michael Karnezis, a senior at Lincoln Way East High School, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 40, Rainbow Council, and had been active in scouting since joining as a Tiger Scout.  He earned his Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts in 2007.  He has truly established himself as an outstanding scout, having earned 32 merit badges, 12 of which are required to attain Eagle Scout …

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Fundraiser report

Fundraiser report

Thank you so much to everyone who came out on a snowy evening for my  “Road to Springfield” Fundraiser.This election is a long road and I appreciate your support so much!

Six inches of snow and cold temperatures did not put a damper on the February 5 event.In fact, more than 110 people showed up at Mr. Benny’s  Restaurant in Mokena. The food was great and the crowded room was full of excitement.

A sincere thank you to all those who braved the elements to show their …

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McDermed votes “NO” on Will County Property Tax Increase

McDermed votes “NO” on Will County Property Tax Increase

Times Weekly – October 17, 2013
http://thetimesweekly.com/news/2013/oct/17/county-board-showdown-over-levy/
Will County board showdown over levy
Weigel passes, Walsh casts tie-breaking vote in favor of increase

Rex Robinson | 10/17/2013, 3:34 p.m.

In what became a battle of the two political parties Thursday, Will County Executive Larry Walsh had to cast the deciding vote in favor of a tax levy that, much to the chagrin of republicans on the board, will likely result in a slight increase for all property owners.

For more than a half hour, democrats laid out reasons why they think …

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McDermed Announces Run for State Rep

McDermed Announces Run for State Rep

from the Mokena Messenger

October 04, 2013 | 09:43 AM

Just days after State Rep. Renée Kosel announced her plans to retire from public office following the end of her term in January 2015 serving the Illinois’ 37th State Senate District, a Will County Board member was the first to announce her candidacy for the soon-to-be-available seat.

Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), who serves the 12th District in her county office, announced via press release Thursday, Oct. 3, her intention to run for the state position in the 37th District, …

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