The optics of a $760,000 donation to Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan (D-Chicago) from a public-sector union did not go unnoticed by Joan McCarthy Lasonde, state Senate candidate for the 9th District.
“Our state’s economic health is one of the worst in the nation,” Lasonde recently wrote on Facebook. “How embarrassing!” read more here
On Sept. 5, the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board met with the candidates for Illinois Senate in the 9th district. We asked Republican nominee Joan McCarthy Lasonde why she’s running, and you can watch the video above for her response.
We also sent all of the candidates running for the Illinois Senate a list of questions to find out their views on a range of important issues facing the state. Lasonde submitted the following answers to our questionnaire: click here to read more
Republican Senate candidate Joan McCarthy Lasonde is increasingly concerned over House Speaker Mike Madigan’s (D-Chicago) campaign contributions to lawmakers and other candidates.
The Illinois Policy Institute recently reported Madigan has given approximately $15 million in campaign contributions to roughly 60 different lawmakers he wants to remain in office. Read more here.
Illinois legislators are earning too much at taxpayers’ expense and delivering too little, according to Joan McCarthy Lasonde, 9th District Republican candidate for the state Senate.
Lasonde told the North Cook News she had signed Wirepoints.com’s no-pension pledge, which has been gaining traction among GOP hopefuls, and challenged her rival, state Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview), to follow suit. Fine currently represents District 17 in the state House. read more…
Joan McCarthy Lasonde is on a mission and is determined not to let anyone stop her.
The Republican candidate for Illinois state Senate District 9 and longtime foster parent recently took to Facebook to share a few of her goals. Read more here.