Chris Lauzen Endorsed by DuPage Board Chair Dan Cronin

State Sen. Chris Lauzen's campaign for Kane County Board chairman announces the endorsement of Dan Cronin, the DuPage County Board chairman.

announced Friday, March 2, the endorsement of DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin for Lauzen's run for Republican nominee for Kane County Board chairman.

Former state Sen. Cronin and Lauzen served together in Springfield for nearly 18 years prior to Cronin’s 2010 election to DuPage County Board chairman.

“I worked with Sen. Lauzen in Springfield, and I know he is smart and tough. He has worked tirelessly for families, small businesses and taxpayers. Please vote for Chris Lauzen in the March primary election,” Cronin said.

Lauzen cited the DuPage County Board chairman’s similar professional and political preparation for County Board chairman responsibilities.

“Dan and I literally sat next to each other in the senate working for years on similar initiatives like tax relief, ethics reform and improvements to the employment environment ... He has taken his substantial knowledge and political connections across the entire spectrum of local, state and national politics to benefit his constituents in his home county ... I intend to do the same if I’m elected,” Lauzen said.

In the Illinois General Assembly, Dan Cronin sponsored property tax relief and eminent domain reforms to protect taxpayers from government confiscation of private property.

“I am especially delighted to receive former Sen. Dan Cronin’s support because, in just his first two years as board chairman of the second-largest county in Illinois, he has already implemented a $10.4 million decrease in spending and strengthened the county’s ethics ordinance through votes on the County Board ... these are two of my top priorities,” said Lauzen.

Lauzen is running against in the March 20 GOP primary.


SOURCE: Chirs Lauzen campaign press release

Robert Mann March 03, 2012 at 10:12 PM
That's interesting. Two guys who sat around in the senate watching the state government go down the drain jumped to county government after maxing out their state pensions in order to sweeten pension entitlements for themselves and then "endorsed" each other. Why would we want a failed state legislator to get hgis hands on a county pension? What would we want to take seriously an 'endorsement' by one failed legislator of another?
Bob McQuillan March 04, 2012 at 01:09 AM
So, following your logic, every single state legislator has watched the state of Illinois go down the drain. And you know for a fact that these two gentlemen have decided to sweeten their pension entitlements by jumping to county government. Is that true of the current County Chairman also. Is Senator Lauzen;s opponent jumping to county government to sweeten his pension entittlements too? Why weren't those candidates mentioned? Actually, I don't take any endorsement in the primary seriously. Primaries are for educated voters to make a decision, not for insiders and newspapers to tell them how to vote. The state party chairman running an indivdual's campaign is a slap in the face of every Republican that wants to learn as much as possible about all candidates.
TJ Adams March 04, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Bob Mann - shill for Kevin Burns...any questions? Burns an unqualified blowhard who graduated from an average school at Augustana with average grades and then infidelity brought his marrigage to an end. Versus Lauzen who graduated with honors from Duke Univ. and a graduate degree from Harvard who in fact has morals. The verdict is in... guess what it is? Tim
Robert Mann March 04, 2012 at 05:25 AM
Mr. Lauzen was an clout-less back-bench legislator unable to marshall forces to head off the state's fiscal demise despite his degrees. He has not explained how his morals relate specifically to the County Chairman position. He has not described a plausible reason for seeking this post or exactly how he would go about managing the county given his lack of experience in management. The verdict is that he is not qualified and his record of do-nothing at state shoudl not be rewarded.
Charles Emout March 04, 2012 at 07:11 AM
If being "clout-less" means an unwillingness to make backroom deals that enrich friends, family, and large dollar donors at the expense of us "common folk" taxpayers... thank goodness Mr. Lauzen has been "clout-less" all these years! The point I've seen & heard mentioned from Mr. Lauzen repeatedly over this campaign about "draining the swamp of cronyism" is as good a reason as any to seek the office of County Board Chairman. Cronyism comes at a HUGE cost to taxpayers, and seeing the trough dry up is what scares the "Old Boy Network" and the influence peddlers that support them the most! Make no mistake, the outright fear of loosing cushy contracts & employment positions is the driving force behind much of the venom directed at Mr. Lauzen and his family ... there is A LOT of money at stake for the FOK faithful!
Bob McQuillan March 04, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Surprised that Mr. Mann hasn't disclosed that his son in-law is the attorney for the Kane County Transportation District. The same son in-law that is the Geneva Township Supervisor. Yep, some people know the facts. Opinions are just that opinions, while facts are facts. It is also a fact that the "good old boys & girls" are running scared. Without their friends in office, where will the money come from? Voters need to get the broom out and sweep the whole lot of them off the taxpayers payroll.
Madeline March 04, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Geez, thanks for the info. Seems like every time someone is trying to defend the indefensible on this blog, it turns out that they have some relative feeding at the public trough.
Rick Anderson March 04, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Mayor Burns toots his horn about being the CEO of Geneva for all these years yet it is easy to do so. I'd like to see Mayor Burns explain to us his command of financial ratios that Geneva is running if it were a publicly traded company. He could easily explain to us what our 1. Acid Test Ratio. 2. Return on Equity. 3. Return on Capital Expenditures 4. Return on Technology Investment 5. Cash Flow vs. Expenditure Ratio. Hey Mrs. McKittrick, you may be getting that 3:00 AM phone tomorrow.
B.A. Paczki March 04, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Mr. McQuillian's comments regarding Mr. Mann's family really have no bearing. What is interesting is Mr. Mann's non disclosure that he has been hired by the City of Geneva vis a vis the city attorney Charles Radovich and campaign contributer to Mayor Burns and member of the Geneva ethics commission....
John Smith March 06, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Who cares. Its DuPage county endorsing Kane are they trying to annex us? This is a meaningless endorsement
Sandy Kaczmarski March 06, 2012 at 05:44 PM


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