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CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA), the non-partisan political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood in Illinois, proudly announces its endorsements for the June primary election. Candidates were selected based on their reproductive health care policies and their commitment to protecting the health and rights of all Illinoisans. The full list of endorsements and more information is available at ppiaction.org.

“With access to abortion care hanging by a thread, it’s more important than ever that Illinois remain a haven state in the Midwest,” said Kelley Foxx, PPIA Board Chair. “We are supporting these candidates not only because they are advocates for Planned Parenthood, but because they also work tirelessly to amplify the voices of women, men, transgender, and nonbinary folks across race, class, and generations. We are at a crossroads in our democracy and it is imperative that we choose the right direction for the Illinois General Assembly, Secretary of State, and Illinois Supreme Court.”

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action Board of Directors endorsements include:

Secretary of State:
Anna Valencia

Illinois State Supreme Court:
Mary Kay O'Brien (D-3)

Illinois Senate: 

Omar Aquino (D-2), Sara Feigenholtz (D-6) Mike Simmons (D-7), Laura Fine (D-9), Robert Martwick (D-10), Celina Villanueva (D-12), Elgie Sims (D-17), Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-20), Laura Ellman (D-21), Cristina Castro (D-22), Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-23), Karina Villa (D-25), Maria Peterson (D-26), Ann Gillespie (D-27), Laura Murphy (D-28), Julie Morrison (D-29), Adriane Johnson (D-30), Steve Stadelman (D-34), Mike ​​Halpin (D-36), Linda Holmes (D-42), Rachel Ventura (D-43), Dave Koehler (D-46), Doris Turner (D-48), Christopher Belt (D-57).

Illinois State House:

Lilian Jiménez (D-4), Lakeshia Collins (D-9), Margaret Croke (D-12),  Eileen Dordek (D-13), Kelly Cassidy (D-14), Michael Kelly (D-15), Denyse Wang Stoneback (D-16), Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17), Robyn Gabel (D-18), Lindsey LaPointe (D-19);

Edgar González, Jr. (D-23), Theresa Mah (D-24), Kam Buckner (D-26), Justin Slaughter (D-27), Will Guzzardi (D-39), Jaime Andrade Jr. (D-40);

Janet Yang Rohr (D-41), Terra Costa Howard (D-42), Anna Moeller (D-43), Jennifer Ladisch-Douglass (D-45), Diane Blair-Sherlock (D-46), Maura Hirschauer (D-49), Barbara Hernandez (D-50), Mary Morgan (D-52), Mary Beth Canty (D-54), Michelle Mussman (D-56), Jonathan Carroll (D-57), Bob Morgan (D-58), Daniel Didech (D-59);

Joyce Mason (D-61), Laura Faver Dias (D-62), Brian Meyers (D-63), Suzanne Ness (D-66), Maurice West (D-67), Dave Vella (D-68), Peter Janko (D-69), Kathleen Willis (D-77), Erin Slone (D-79);

Stephanie Kifowit (D-84), Dagmara Avelar (D-85), Sharon Chung (D-91), Natalie Manley (D-98), Carol Ammons (D-017), Katie Stuart (D-112).

In January, 2022 PPIA endorsed: 

  • Illinois Governor – JB Pritzker (D)
  • Illinois Lt. Governor – Juliana Stratton (D)
  • Illinois Attorney General – Kwame Raoul (D)
  • Illinois Comptroller – Susana Mendoza (D)
  • Illinois Treasurer – Michael Frerichs (D)
  • Senate President - Don Harmon (D, IL-39)
  • House Speaker - Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D, IL-7)


Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL).  For more information, visit www.ppiaction.org