Smodilla gets on ballot, calls on fellow 'patriots' to help her win
Tracy Smodilla, Republican candidate for the District 22 state Senate seat, recently announced that she was successful in her efforts to add her name to the November ballot.
After more than 2,500 signatures were filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections on May 31, Smodilla will face Democrat Cristina Castro.
"Words cannot express the level of heartfelt gratitude I have for each of you," Smodilla said. "Your gifts of time and treasure to collect petition signatures were mighty investments in our effort to give our constituents a choice for senator in Illinois’ 22nd Legislative District. Your commitment and sacrifice to accomplish this very first mission during a challenging period of time is commendable and admirable."
Smodilla is basing her campaign on common-sense policies, fiscal responsibility and protecting the constitutional rights of Illinois citizens. Smodilla supports Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turn Around Agenda."
After the successful petition drive, Smodilla thanked her supporters and the Dundee, Elgin, Hanover and Schaumburg Republican Township Organizations for their support and endorsements.
"We have stirred the Democrats and their desire to maintain the status quo," Smodilla said. "Within an hour of filing my petitions, they had copies in their hands to begin the challenge. They will not rest….nor will we. Buckle up, my beloved patriots! I was born here. I am a daughter of the Land of Lincoln….I will not go quietly. Please stand with me."