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ABATE of Illinois FEDPAC Endorses Darin LaHood for Congress

Peoria, IL – State Senator Darin LaHood today announced that he has been endorsed by the Federal Political Action Committee (FEDPAC) of A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of Illinois for the Republican special primary election.

“I am honored to receive such a strong endorsement from A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois,” said LaHood. “Throughout my time in the State Senate I have been a staunch advocate for motorcycle riders throughout Illinois. I will continue to support the rights of motorcycle riders across Central and Western Illinois in Washington.”

In their endorsement, A.B.A.T.E. wrote, “Since entering the Illinois Senate in 2011, Senator LaHood has been a staunch advocate for motorcycle rights. Given this track record, A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois FEDPAC believes Senator LaHood will continue to support and advocate for motorcycle riders throughout his continued public service and deserves the full support of all motorcycle riders in his district and Illinois.”

Hunter John, A.B.A.T.E of Illinois FEDPAC trustee stated, “Darin has been a constant advocate for motorcycle riders and I know he will continue to fight for motorcycle riders in Washington. A.B.A.T.E of Illinois and all our members are proud to endorse Darin LaHood for Congress.”

Tom Haggerty, President of Great River A.B.A.T.E. added, “Darin LaHood has a proven record for supporting the rights of motorcycle riders and I know he will continue to do so as our next Congressman.”

Darin LaHood has represented the 37th Senate District in Springfield since 2011. As a State Senator, LaHood was the chief sponsor for term limits legislation and quickly gained the reputation of being a fiscal hawk.

Prior to serving in the Senate, LaHood spent over 10 years as a State and Federal Prosecutor, including as the Chief Terrorism Prosecutor and as the Lead Coordinator for the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program.

LaHood has a B.A. from Loras College and holds a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. LaHood was recognized as an Edgar Fellow in 2013. He currently resides in Dunlap, with his wife Kristen and their three sons, McKay, Luke, and Teddy.