Stand for Children won big time on Tuesday>Fred Klonsky

22 Mar

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:

Illinois House

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

Illinois Senate

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
Leadership

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.

Via Stand for Children won big time on Tuesday>Fred Klonsky

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