Pro-union state house candidate Rudy Lozano was beaten by a couple hundred votes by Sylvana Tabares. She got $50,000 in money from Stand For Children.
When the IEA leadership tag-teamed Stand for Children in pushing Senate Bill 7, it was clear that SFC would be back for more.
They spent almost half a million dollars on General Assembly candidates in Tuesday’s election and gave $150,000 to the leadership of both political parties. All of their endorsed candidates won.
What does this say about the rejection of my NBI to create a political action on-line network of IEA members because IEA staffer Tim Crawford said it would cost $24,000?
According to WBEZ’s Linda Lutton, here’s the breakdown of SFC donations:
Edward Acevedo (D – 2), $2,500
Adam Brown (R – 102), $12,000
Ken Dunkin (D – 5), $5,000
Jim Durkin (R – 82), $7,500
Stephanie Kifowit (D – 84), $7,500
Christian Mitchell (D – 26), $50,000
Ron Sandack (R – 81), $5,000
Silvana Tabares (D – 21) $49,470
Kirk Dillard (R – 24), $10,000
Sam McCann (R – 50), $10,000
Karen McConnaughay (R – 33), $20,000
Joe Neal (R – 31), $30,000
Michael Noland (D – 22), $7,500
Carole Pankau (R – 23), $50,000
Republican State Senate Campaign Committee, $25,000
Citizens to Elect Tom Cross (Republican House Leader) (R-84), $50,000
Democratic Party of Illinois, $50,000
Citizens for John Cullerton (Senate President) (D-6), $25,000
(SFC’s Mary) Anderson says Stand for Children will create a “team” within the General Assembly to push its key reforms. Those include longer school days and school years, changes in how teachers are evaluated and paid, implementation of the Common Core standards, and more school choice in the suburbs, including charter schools and selective enrollment schools. Anderson says lawmakers will also make sure last year’s reform legislation is not weakened.