Today, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board announced their endorsement of Darren Bailey for state representative of District 109. Darren is running against incumbent Rep. David Reis (R-Willow Hill), however according to the Tribune editorial board, Darren has the “spine” required to make a real difference in Springfield.

“Reis voted for an income tax hike with no spending reforms, got cold feet and tried to block it a few days later,” the Editorial Board said. “The GOP caucus lost a lot of spine in the days leading up to those votes. Republican Darren Bailey, of Xenia, was paying attention.”

"I'm honored to receive this endorsement from the Chicago Tribune and excited for the opportunity to continue serving the people of the 109th District," said Darren Bailey.

Darren has proven his leadership skills as the owner of Bailey Family Farm, a longtime member of the local school board, and co-founder of Full Armor Christian Academy.

As state representative, Darren will opt out of receiving a legislative pension and aggressively work towards solutions to lower taxes, grow businesses, and give back to his community.