SHORWOOD, IL – More than 180 people attended Monday night’s campaign announcement at Skooter’s Roadhouse for Republican Tom McCullagh. He is running his second round against Democrat Meg Loughran Cappel to represent voters in the 49th District of the State Senate.
McCullagh said his campaign intends to restore public safety, bring fiscal sanity to Illinois and fight for citizens’ rights.
“The first obligation of an elected official is public safety, and our current state senator is a dismal failure in this category,” said McCullagh. “I firmly support the police. Our families deserve to be protected.”
McCullagh said he owns a small business that invests heavily in the community. He indicated that he was on the board of directors of K9s for Veterans, Forgotten Warriors Memorial and that he was a member of the Lions Club. He said he focuses on suicide prevention, sexual trauma and PTSD treatments for veterans and police.
According to his campaign, “McCullagh is a pro-union Republican who seeks to protect pensions; and is a strong advocate for vocational and business school programs. Public safety is a priority … When Tom is elected to the Senate from the State of Illinois, it will work for tax and fee relief, restore Illinois’ financial health, restore and protect freedoms such as the Second Amendment, and end corruption. â
The 49th Legislative District includes all or part of the communities of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Boulder Hill, Channahon, Crest Hill, Joliet, Montgomery, Naperville, Oswego, Plainfield, Romeoville and Shorewood.
The district is primarily in Will County, but a small portion is in Kendall County.