Would you donate $50,000 to disgraced ex-Speaker Michael Madigan’s legal fund?
Our current State Rep. Kathleen Willis did.
She gave disgraced ex-Speaker Madigan $57,800.
In 2019, then-Speaker Michael Madigan “hit up fellow lawmakers for contributions to cover his mounting legal costs." Amid an ongoing FBI investigation, Madigan received the maximum donation allowed – $57,800 – from incumbent State Rep. Kathleen Willis. Knowing the FBI was closing in, why would Willis give $57,800? Because she owed him.
And Madigan gave Willis $641,943.
When Kathleen Willis – a former Republican-turned-Democrat – first ran, Madigan “moved heaven and earth” for her campaign. Over the last ten years, political action committees controlled by Madigan have donated an unprecedented $641,943 to Willis.
• "Amid legal trouble, FBI investigation, Madigan receives $57,800 from Willis,” DuPage Policy Journal, July 29, 2019.
• “Addison Democrat Kathleen Willis, who drew huge support from Madigan in the close race,” Chicago Tribune, November 7, 2012.
• “Madigan machine moves heaven and earth,” Illinois Time, November 8, 2012.
• Illinois State Board of Elections, 2012-2020 campaign disclosure reports.
THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO ELECT NORMA HERNANDEZ
Last year, Norma Hernandez ran on an anti-corruption platform and made history by becoming the first Latina ever elected to serve as a Trustee at Triton Community College.
Now she is ready to continue her journey by delivering new leadership in Springfield.
Norma Hernandez will fight for working-class families and help lead us to a more secure future.