ENDORSEMENT: Lindsey LaPointe for Illinois House in 19th District

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Endorsement, Lindsey LaPointe, Illinois House of Representatives, incumbent, 2020 Democratic primary election, 19th District
Endorsement, Lindsey LaPointe, Illinois House of Representatives, incumbent, 2020 General Election, 19th District | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

LaPointe’s background in social justice and social work has left a clear and compassionate stamp on her efforts in Springfield.

State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe was appointed to the General Assembly just a year ago, but in that brief time she’s earned the privilege to hold the seat for a full term. LaPointe has been busy since taking office.

Most notably, she proposed a bill that would allow firefighters, paramedics and other medical first responders to claim worker’s compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. She’s also co-sponsored a range of other credible legislation, such as the Clean Energy Jobs Act and a law that would give students time to vote during school hours on Election Day.

We found her to be a thoughtful lawmaker whose background in social justice and social work has left a clear and compassionate stamp on her efforts in Springfield, so far.

LaPointe, a Northwest Side Democrat, is endorsed over Republican Jeff Muehlfelder, a Chicago Police detective, and Libertarian candidate Joseph Schreiner.



Illustration by Caroline Hurley
Illinois House 19th District map

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October 1, 2020 at 05:22PM

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