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Illinois Chamber of Commerce endorses Erika Harold for attorney general


By Robert Hadley | Oct 11, 2018

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Erika Harold, a Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general, was recently endorsed by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, marking the first time in nearly a century it has backed a candidate for that office.

The chamber said the next attorney general will have a significant impact on the state’s economic future.

“Erika has outlined specific plans to reform Illinois’ expensive and uncompetitive workers’ compensation system and a whole host of other major policy reforms to restore trust and stability in state government,” said chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch.

Illinois State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) | state senate website

Harold, a graduate of Harvard Law School, thanked the chamber for its endorsement and recognized its efforts for government reform and job creation. The primary objective of her campaign is to hold leaders accountable, Harold said.

“My opponent has been in Springfield for 14 years supporting tax hikes and burdensome regulations on Illinois’ business community, contributing to our state’s decline,” she said in a press release. “I will be an attorney general who will restore the Office’s independence and impartiality, speak out against lawmakers when they’re wrong, and never stop fighting for reform.”

Harold served on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Equality and Professionalism and supports Prison Fellowship’s Lawyers in the Classroom program. She is running against Democrat Kwame Raoul and Libertarian Bubba Harsy in the Nov. 6 general election.

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