Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Fine took nearly two out of every three votes.
FINAL UPDATE AT 11:22 p.m.: Laura Fine (D-Glenview) has defeated Kyle Frank (R-Skokie) to take the Illinois’ 17th district legislative seat. With 85 of 86 precincts reporting, Fine has 65.5 percent of the vote. “I’m just thrilled," Fine said. "We just worked so hard. I started knocking on doors last November and talking to people and finding out what their different issues and concerns were. All that hard work and staying positive in our campaign paid off. I was in many of the precincts today, and I can’t tell you how many people I bumped into that I remember when we talked at my door. And I just feel like I have a good grasp of what people are really concerned about in our district. And I hope that I can properly represent everybody and …
Friday, October 19, 2012
17th District Illinois House candidates Laura Fine and Kyle Frank, 18th District Illinois House candidates Robyn Gabel and Eric Lieberman, and 9th District Illinois Senate candidate Glenn Farkas spoke in Evanston.
At a forum in Evanston last night, Illinois legislative candidates sparred over how to create jobs and reduce corruption, but agreed on one thing: that the state needs a massive budget overhaul. Hosted by the Central Street Neighbors Association at Haven Middle School, the forum included State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) and her 18th District Republican challenger, Eric Lieberman, as well as 17th district house candidates Laura Fine (D-Glenview) and Kyle Frank (R-Skokie.) Ninth district Illinois senate candidate Glenn Farkas (R-Glenview), was also in attendance, but his opponent, State Rep. Daniel Biss, had a previously scheduled appearance. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl took his seat, answering questions on behalf of Biss from …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Chicago Tribune editorial board described both candidates as "good," but endorsed Laura Fine (D-Glenview) for the 17th District House seat.
While the Chicago Tribune editorial board writes that Laura Fine and Kyle Frank are "both good candidates," for the 17th District House seat, the board chose Fine over Frank for endorsement. Both candidates are newcomers in the race for the position currently occupied by Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), who is running for Illinois Senate in the ninth district. Fine, a Democrat from Glenview, is a Northeastern Illinois University professor and former Northfield Township clerk, while Frank is a Republican from Skokie who works as an attorney. Earlier: Get To Know State Rep. Candidate Laura Fine Earlier: Get To Know State Rep. Candidate Kyle Frank The Tribune praised Fine's positions on pension reform and legislative pay, but said Frank, too, had …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
18th District House candidates Robyn Gabel and Eric Lieberman, 17th District House candidates Laura Fine and Kyle Frank and 9th District Senate candidate Glenn Farkas will appear in Evanston.
Candidates for the 18th and 17th district house races and the 9th district senate race will appear at a moderated forum in Evanston Thursday. 18th District incumbent Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), challenger Eric Lieberman (R-Evanston), 17th district house candidate Laura Fine (D-Glenview), 17th district house candidate Kyle Frank (R-Skokie) and 9th district senate candidate Glenn Farkas (R-Glenview) are scheduled to appear at the forum hosted by the Central Street Neighbors Association. State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), who is also running for the 9th district senate seat, had a previously scheduled appearance that evening. "While the national presidential race is naturally the focus of most interest this election year, critical fiscal…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Get to know the candidates for Illinois State Representative in the 17th District, who will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. Frank (R) will face Laura Fine (D).
Patch sat down recently with the two candidates running for Illinois' 17th District state representative seat, Democrat Laura Fine and Republican Kyle Frank, to get information on their views. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Daniel Biss, who is running for the Illinois Senate. Our questions, and Kyle Frank's answers, follow. Click here to read our Q&A with Fine. Patch: How would you approach pension reform if elected? Pension Reform, very complicated! With regards to the University Fund, I have no problems letting each state university handle the pension obligatonseffective immediately. TRS: Property taxes are already to high. We can't switch the obligations toproperty tax payers now, but we can allow individual school districts to …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Kyle is running against Laura Fine in the race for State Representative of Illinois' 17th District.
Name Kyle Frank Position Sought State Representative 17th District Campaign Contact Information, Please include any or all of the following: website, email address, phone number, Facebook page, Twitter account, mailing address, etc. www.electkylefrank.com Education Northwestern, B.A. M.S. Vanderbilt J.D. Occupation Attorney Political Party Republican Party Previous Elected or Appointed Offices None Is there any additional experience you believe qualifies you for this position? Understanding the law help determine whether potential solutions are constitutional. What would your priorities be if elected to this office? End the surtax, freeze property taxes. Illinois' unfunded pension liability is $83 billion. The state's …
Laura Fine(D) and Kyle Frank (R) are both running for Illinois State Representative in the 17th District. Current Representative Daniel Biss is giving up his seat to run for state senate.
Two candidates are running for Illinois state representative in the 17th district; Laura Fine (D)-Glenview and Kyle Frank (R)-Skokie. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Daniel Biss, who is running for state senate in the 9th district. The 17th district incorporates parts of Evanston, Glenview, Golf, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie and Wilmette. CANDIDATES: Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires, and check back for updates. PATCH COVERAGE: