Shaw Gets GOP Nod for May Seat

Lake Forest attorney selected as Republican candidate to replace Lauren Turelli who withdrew from the race earlier this month.

was named Friday as the Republican candidate in the campaign to succeed .

Shaw replaces Lauren Turelli of Lake Forest on the ballot . He was selected by Republican Party officials within the 58th legislative district according to provisions of state law dealing with candidate withdrawal.

The choice was made by Lake County Republican Chairman Bob Cook along with New Trier Township Committeeman Bill Cadigan and Northfield Township Committeewoman Jill Brickman in part because of Shaw’s efforts building the Republican Party in West Deerfield Township. 

“Mark (Shaw) has done a great job reaching out to people and getting them involved in the party,” Cook said. “That’s what representing people is about, reaching out to them and getting them involved.”

When Shaw got the call from Cook Friday night telling him about his selection he had a number of emotions.

“I am thrilled and humbled by the responsibility given to me to carry the Republican campaign message of economic growth and reform against the Democrats heading into the November election,” Shaw said.

Shaw will be running against Democratic candidate . Drury and Shaw are both attorneys. “I look forward to a positive campaign on the issues,” Shaw said.

Cook, Cadigan and Brickman picked Shaw over two other contenders, and Keith Gray of Libertyville. “All three were very good choices,” Cook said. He indicated it was difficult to select among the three.

A. E. Sachs September 10, 2012 at 12:41 AM
If any one has any real questions or concerns for Mr. Shaw I know for a fact he will call you if you leave a message with his campaign office. If you go to his office his personal cell phone is on his campaign business cards. If you have a serious inquiry or concern please address this man who is positioned to win and he will respond to you promptly. It is our responsibility to assert our will on him, republican or democrat. He is ultimately our representative and understands that his own political beliefs take a backseat to those of his constituents. Point fingers or make a point. the choice is yours! electmarkshaw.com Citizens for Shaw 2699 S. Waukegan Ave. Highland Park, IL 60035 M-TR 10am - 8pm F & S 10am - 4pm Sun - Closed
Walter White September 10, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Yes, I have been asking for Mr. Shaw and the other GOP candidates to answer this question for weeks. What is your DETAILED plan for returning the state to a balanced budget. So far, the only thing I've seen from anyone is to repeal the tax increases. So the first step in balancing the budget is reducing revenue. How will you replace that revenue? What SPECIFIC spending cuts do you propose? These are the questions voters need answered and these are the questions Mr. Shaw and Mr. Friedman are not answering. They would rather bash the Springfield establishment in the hopes that will get them elected.
A. E. Sachs October 01, 2012 at 08:13 AM
A. E. Sachs October 01, 2012 at 08:17 AM
Walter, There are many details that are being sorted out but the general consensus is clear. On the Chicago Tribune online editorial there is great dialogue about Mark and he offers 5 steps towards a detailed budget. I suggest you look at this. If you are sincerely concerned with the detail of the budget there are certainly ways to get involved. The organization is always in need of support by organization contributions and professional diligence. Here is the link: http://elections.chicagotribune.com/editorial/mark-l-shaw/
A. E. Sachs October 01, 2012 at 08:18 AM


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