Editor: 

Patrick Keenan-Devlin is a great choice for State Representative in the 18th District.  I’ve known Patrick since he graduated from college and have always been impressed by him.  When I joined his campaign, I figured that I would be working with other young impressive adults like Patrick.  In a way, I was wrong. Sure, he has many supporters who are younger than me. But, as illustrated by the women’s event in December attended by over 120 truly impressive women with proven track records, Patrick has built a very broad-based coalition.  

As his many supporters appreciate, Patrick has the broadest knowledge of the many issues facing our community, and he has a proven track record of working for progressive change in Springfield and actually getting things done. Patrick also has a remarkable record of service to our community: he has rolled up his sleeves to work with community organizations like the Youth Job Center, and he serves on the Boards of the local United Way, the Evanston League of Women Voters, the Sheil Catholic Center, and the Democratic Party of Evanston. 

Patrick is the real deal.  That’s why his supporters include so many longstanding activists in the community. That’s why Patrick received more than twice as many votes as any other candidate from DPOE members at the recent Democratic Party of Evanston endorsement session. That’s why Patrick has recently won the endorsement of, among others, the New Trier Democratic Organization, the Stonewall Democrats, Citizen Action, the State AFL-CIO, and AFSCME.  

As our State Representative, I believe Patrick will continue to build relationships in our community and Springfield to get things done for the families of the 18th district.

Please join me in supporting Patrick Keenan-Devlin and in voting on February 2 to make Patrick the next State Representative for the 18th District.

Anne Murdoch