Grayslake – Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is releasing the following statement annuncing his candidacy for State Senator of Illinois District 31.
“Over the past nine years, it has been my honor to represent our community in Springfield. Since joining the General Assembly as the first openy LGBTQ legislator outside of the city of Chicago, I have worked to be a voice for residents of all backgrounds. I am proud to have been part of historic advancements in our state, including lifting up workers with a 15$ per hour minimum wage and protecting the right to organize and legalizing marriage equality. I’ve directed hundres of millions of dollars in infrastructure funding to Lake County and helped placed Illinois on the path to 100% clean enegry future. I have fought to provide releif to homeowners by reforming our broken property tax system and cracked down on violent crime to keep our community safe.”
“Today I am announcing that I plan to continue my work in Springfield by running to be the next Senator of the 31st District. With the covid-19 pandemic continuing to cause difficulties for working families and small businesses, and women’s rights under attack by extreme Washington politicians, it is more important than ever that there are strong Democrats at every level of government willing to fight for our shared values. I look forward to this new opportunity to continue my work and serve our community in a new role.”