Eamon Kelly, left, with Larry Suffredin

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin has thrown his support to Eamon Kelly for State Representative in the 18th District election.

Mr. Kelly is seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat. After graduating from college in 2002, he served as chief of staff of the Illinois State Board of Education and as an aide in the Illinois Governor’s Office until 2005. Mr. Kelly then attended law school at the University of Illinois College of Law, and he is currently an associate at a Chicago law firm.

Mr. Kelly welcomed Commissioner Suffredin’s endorsement. “Larry has long been a leading advocate of eliminating waste and corruption in Cook County,” said Mr. Kelly. “He has been a mentor and a role model for me. I welcome his endorsement, and will take that fight to the state level, to demand fair and responsible budgets and meaningful reform.”  

“There are a number of good candidates in this race, but I am supporting Eamon because we need a fighter in Springfield, someone who will stand with the people, rather than the powerful few,” Commissioner Suffredin said. “From day one, he will work to clean up state government and bring accountability back to the State Capitol.”  

“I am also impressed by his prior experience in state government as chief of staff of the State Board of Education, and his familiarity with the legislative process would serve the area well,” said Commissioner Suffredin.  

“Eamon has worked effectively to reform education and enhanced preschool access for tens of thousands of children,” he said. “He will be a passionate force for change and reform in state government, an effective voice for our local communities.