Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse Brendan Kelly

//Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse Brendan Kelly

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2017
Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director
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Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse Brendan Kelly
Democrats look to take back the Illinois 12th with strong grassroots support

Springfield, IL – Today, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association (IDCCA) has officially endorsed Brendan Kelly for Congress in the Illinois 12th Congressional District. In the first congressional endorsement of the 2018 Election, over 90% of the County Chairs in the Illinois 12th District overwhelmingly voted to support Kelly.

IDCCA President Doug House released the following statement in reaction:

“I have had a chance to meet with Brendan and I’ve been impressed with him on the campaign trail. He is building a grassroots organization that we have never seen in the Illinois 12th. Every County Democratic Party and various activist groups throughout the 12th have already started working to get Brendan elected. We’ve never seen this kind of enthusiasm or activism this early for a candidate.”

“Brendan is taking his message of fighting for affordable healthcare, a strong economy for the Middle Class and his commitment to take on Wall Street directly to the voters. I am particularly impressed with his commitment to take on the opioid crisis in the Illinois 12th, something that Congressman Mike Bost has made worse by voting to take away healthcare coverage.”

Williamson County Democratic Party Chairman Cody Moake also released the following statement:

“Volunteers within the Democratic Party throughout the 12th are ready to get to work to elect Brendan. Mike Bost has lost touch with our district and lost touch with reality. His efforts to strip away healthcare from thousands of people in our communities is repulsive. Instead of focusing on the needs of our communities, he’d rather vote in lock step with Paul Ryan.”

Brendan Kelly is a Navy veteran and the top prosecutor in St. Clair County. He was the first prosecutor in Illinois to file suit against Big Pharma and has gone after Wall Street banks who made millions while fleecing our most vulnerable citizens. Kelly has also been endorsed by U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, VoteVets, End Citizens United and the Blue Dog Democratic Caucus.


The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association is a statewide, grassroots Democratic political organization. It is made up of the elected Democratic County Chairmen in all 102 counties in Illinois. The mission of the IDCCA is to help elect Democrats in each county while continuing to grow the Democratic Party in the State of Illinois. Rock Island County Chairman Doug House is the President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association. Learn more at, and