Lt. Governor Race: Dennis Cook Gets Two South Suburban Republican Endorsements

From the Cook for Lt. Governor campaign:

(Orland Park, IL) – Lieutenant Governor Candidate Dennis Cook announced today that he has received the endorsements of Cook County and Palos GOP Chairman Lee Roupas, and Cook County Commissioner and Orland Township Chairman Liz Gorman.

Cook, Consolidated District 230 School Board President, said it is a great honor to have the endorsement of these two well-respected members of the Republican Party.

“I’m proud to support Dennis Cook for Lt. Governor. As School Board President, Dennis has learned what the politicians in Springfield can’t seem to learn – how to live within a budget. His hard work to balance his budget and knowledge of how to achieve a budget surplus is exactly the new leadership that Springfield needs,” said Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman.

Cook, who is President of one of Illinois’ largest school districts, represents new leadership and a fresh face in the Republican Party. During his time on the Board, three of the District’s high schools have been ranked among some of the top public schools in the nation and fiscally now enjoy a $3 million surplus. This is the 6th consecutive year under Cook that the District has maintained balanced budgets with surpluses.
“This is the type of leadership that Illinois needs,” said Cook County GOP Chairman Roupas.

“I look forward to bringing new leadership, new ideas and a new commitment to the conservative principles that have made the Republican Party the party of Illinois,” Cook said. “As Lt. Governor I will open up the lines of communication between the legislatures and the people. I will fight to reduce taxes, serve as Illinois’ chief jobs creation officer by growing jobs and bringing businesses back to Illinois. I will be the messenger for telling people that Illinois should be the place to bring your business.”

Cook now has four important endorsements in his candidacy for Lt. Governor; Tax Accountability and the DuPage Township Republican organization previously endorsed him.

These latest endorsements are important because they show that there is a change in the Illinois Republican Party, said Cook. “I’m part of a new leadership in Illinois that is emphasizing the core values that made our party great and that know how to apply those values to the challenges that face Illinois today,” said Cook. “These endorsements from experienced leaders shows that we are getting back to the basics but with new faces to guide the way.”

Dennis Cook is a Republican candidate for Illinois Lt. Governor. Cook is President of the Consolidated District 230 Board of Education. To learn more about his campaign please visit

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