Endorsements

 

Congressman Bobby Schilling endorses Swanson

I am honored to have the endorsement of longtime friend, Congressman Bobby Schilling. Bobby has rock solid conservative values and is a strong advocate for veterans, families and small businesses. I am looking forward to Bobby's support and appreciative of his endorsement as we move to March 15 primary.  See Galesburg Register Mail article:http://www.galesburg.com/blogs/20160229/politics-as-usual-swanson-gets-schillings-endorsement

State Representative Don Moffitt endorses Dan Swanson
"Dan is working hard in this election, he is ready to go to Springfield and work for you, the people of the 74th District.  He's a farmer, veteran and former school board member.  I truly believe he is the right person." Don Moffitt
 
 

Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Endorses Dan Swanson for 74th State Representative District

National Federation of Independent Business Endorses Swanson

As member of the National Federation of Independent Business, I am honored to receive their endorsement.  As a farmer, small business owner NFIB serves as a prominent voice advocating for the sustained growth of our agriculture industry and its critical role in economy at large membership.  NFIB works to protect our right to own, operate, and grow our small business.You can count on NFIB to carry your voice on the issues that matter most.

 

 

 

Rock Island Dispatch/Argus Endorses Swanson

Nearly half of all Illinoisans would leave our state if they could, according to Southern Illinois University Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s fall survey. An estimated 800 manufacturing jobs were lost last month, bringing the yearlong total to 12,000. Our bond rating keeps falling while our public pension debt skyrockets.

None of this is news. But we share this partial list of woes to emphasize what is at stake in an area where voters can make an impact in three contested state House races. A case can be made for all six candidates. For us the No. 1 priority is finding the leaders best equipped to find a new, better way for our broke and broken state.

In the 74th District

Neither Republican Dan Swanson nor Democrat Bill Butts, candidates for House District 74, which stretches from the Iowa border to Galva, are products of their parties’ establishment.

Both have much to recommend them, and importantly, neither would be a rubber stamp for the status quo in Springfield.

Mr. Butts is a Galesburg attorney active in city politics. He sees a progressive tax as the key to solving a host of Illinois woes. Mr. Swanson disagrees. So do we.

As a decorated Army veteran, Mr. Swanson is eager to put that experience to work team-building in Springfield. As an owner of a multi-generational family farm, he is well equipped to advocate for agriculture in a House dominated by Chicagoland. As a former school and county board member, he knows the problems created for local government by unfunded state mandates.

He also would work closely with long-time GOP state Rep. Don Moffitt, who despite being in the minority, has  done great things for the district, the metro-Quad-Cities and the state.

Though we commend Mr. Butts for running and think he would be an independent voice in Springfield, we think Mr. Swanson is the best pick to carry on for the retiring Mr. Moffitt.

Chicago Tribune Endorses Swanson

74th District: When the city of Galesburg got split up during the most recent redistricting process, attorney Bill Butts had had enough. Remap reform is one of his top priorities as a Democratic candidate for the Illinois House. Trouble is, his party is the one blocking redistricting reform. He's running under the wrong party banner. A better choice is Republican Daniel Swanson of Alpha, a retired Army lieutenant colonel whose job is helping veterans with transportation and medical services...... Swanson is endorsed.

 

National Rifle Association

As a staunch supporter of our Second Amendment rights, I am honored to have received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association.   The NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world.  The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is NRA's political action committee. The NRA-PVF  ranks political candidates - irrespective of party affiliation - based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire. https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/illinois/

Illinois Federation for Right to Life (IFRL) 

We, the Illinois Federation for Right to Life Federal Political ActionCommittee (IFRL-PAC) are pleased to announce our endorsement of DanielM. Swanson as Republican Candidate for the 74th House District. Mr.   Swanson is committed to protecting unborn children as well as those   who are endangered at the end of life. Daniel M. Swanson has worked toprotect the Right to Life in the State of Illinois for many years. TheFederation is excited to endorse a candidate of such integrity and steadfast commitment to the cause of life. We know that Mr. Swanson will be a champion for life in Springfield.

 

Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC

I am grateful to the the Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC for their endorsement for the upcoming March 15th primary.
Their mission, they say, is "to help those who want their vote to protect the unborn, the disabled and the elderly. Those endangered innocent lives ... need men and women in government that respect all human life."
The political action committee's hopes to elect men and women representing all political parties that will speak for and vote for legislation to protect the first and most important right - the right to life.

Illinois Family Action

I am humbled to learn the Illinois Family Action is endorsing me in my campaign for State 

Representative, 74th District.  Illinois Family Action, the non-profit and tax-exempt legislative action arm of Illinois Family Institute was founded in 2010 to promote the common good and general welfare, primarily by means of education and direct and grassroots lobbying.  IFA works to advance public policies to protect the sanctity of human life, Christian marriage and the natural family, and other initiatives which are consistent with principles of good government.

Illinois Family Action seeks to fortify the traditional foundations of civil society through efforts to educate, inform and influence elected officials in support of the country’s historic ideals of equality under the law, and the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on which the nation was founded.

 

Family-Pac Endorsement

I am honored to receive an endorsement from Family-Pac (www.family-pac.com).  Family-Pac is the leading pro-family conservative political action committee in Illinois.  Founded in 1992, Family-Pac has quickly become the leading pro-family, anti-tax political action committee in Illinois. Family Pac has spent more than $1.7 million dollars to elect pro-family candidates committed to low taxes and limited government in Springfield.  You can see a complete list of 2016 Illinois Candidate Endorsements for Senate and State Representatives by District.  http://www.family-pac.com/?page=sc 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois A.B.A.T.E. 2016 Voters Guide (See A.B.A.T.E of Illinois, INC. News, February 2016)

All candidates have been graded on a scale A+ to F; NR means not rate.  The following individual in the contested State Representative, 74th District race is endorsed by A.B.A.T.E:  Daniel Swanson - "a" rating.

I am honored to receive A.B.A.T.E.'s endorsement and their trust to ensure the A.B.A.T.E. voice is heard in Springfield and projected throughout my campaign.

The mission of A.B.A.T.E. (A  Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education) of Illinois is to preserve the universal right to a safe, unrestricted motorcycling environment, and to propose and advocate actions that can be taken by elected officials to protect and conserve the natural resources of the State of Illinois, and ensure through professional management that sustainable use, recreational opportunities and enjoyment of these resources is available for this and future generations.  A.B.A.T.E of Illinois, Inc.

LTC (Ret US Army) William "Bill" Albracht

LTC (Ret USA) William Albracht has endorsed me in my Campaign for State Representative, 74th District.  LTC Albracht is the receipient of 3-Silver Stars and the author of "Abandoned in Hell", the recounting of battles on firebase "Kate" in Vietnam.  Bill is a Great American, hero and friend.

Robert Elliott

  I have the upmost confidence in the abilities of Daniel Swanson in serving as a State Representative. He served as my commander in the IL National Guard and I saw his leadership style first hand. We need him in the Illinois Legislature and others like him. My perspective is from decades of service in state police public safety, military duty, and higher education. All areas he is capable of making important legislative decisions on.    

Robert Elliott, 
Captain, ISP (ret), 26 years
Major, USAR (ret). ILARNG 20 years
Faculty member, state university for 15 years   

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