I was thrilled to see tonight that my good friend Suzi Schmidt handily won endorsement from the Chicago Tribune over the hapless incumbent, Democrat Michael Bond, in the 31st District State Senate race:
Count us as a longtime fan of Suzi Schmidt of Lake Villa, who first established herself as an open space advocate in Lake County and is now the highly effective chairman of the Lake County Board. She's a hands-on administrator who has held the line on taxes and cut county spending. Case in point: She reduced the number of workers with county cars from 100 to 3. Springfield needs her political skills and her common sense. She is endorsed over Democratic Sen. Michael Bond of Grayslake who narrowly won this seat four years ago.