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ENDORSEMENT: Melinda Bush for Illinois Senate in 31st District

Sep 27, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times

The incumbent senator has been an active legislator and a strong voice for ethics. In her two terms in the Legislature, Democratic state Sen. Melinda Bush of Grayslake has actively promoted a variety of useful pieces of legislation and been a strong voice for ethics. In August, Bush joined other lawmakers in calling for nine specific ethics reforms, including prohibiting legislator-lobbyists, fuller disclosure of outside income and strengthening the office of legislative inspector general.

Bush took a particularly public stand for ethics in government when she called for Terry Link, a fellow Democrat charged in August with income tax evasion, to resign well before he did so. She also supported the failed anti-gerrymandering Fair Maps Amendm...