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Ugaste Receives Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Award

The Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Friends of Agriculture is awarded to candidates who understand the important role agriculture plays in Illinois. The agriculture industry makes up over 20% of Illinois’ economy, and is our largest sector. I am honored to receive this award, and I look forward to continuing to find ways to improve and…

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Chicago Tribune Endorses Dan Ugaste

Republican incumbent Dan Ugaste of Geneva has a good counterpoint to the argument by many Democrats that Michael Madigan should step down as House Speaker and state Democratic Party chairman only if he is convicted of allegations stemming from the ongoing ComEd bribery scandal. “This is not a court of law,” Ugaste says. “This is…

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As Marine Storms Madigan’s Bluff – Ugaste Demands Transparency From Paschke

As Marine Storms Madigan’s Bluff – Ugaste Demands Transparency From Paschke GENEVA, ILLINOIS – More than four days ago, former U.S. Marine and current Democrat Illinois State Representative Stephanie Kifowit (D-84) announced her candidacy to become the new Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, setting up the first challenge from a Democrat to Speaker…

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NW Herald Endorsement: Illinois State Rep. Dist. 66: Dan Ugaste

Dan Ugaste, R-St.Charles, is looking to win his second term as the state representative from District 65 against Democratic opponent Martha Paschke, D-Geneva. Ugaste is a conservative who continues to fight to lower our property taxes and has fought against a graduated income tax. “I have submitted multiple bills proposing tax relief, government consolidation and…

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The Daily Herald Endorses Dan Ugaste

The 65th House District in the Illinois General Assembly has been reliably Republican for decades, but it’s getting competitive. Before attorney Dan Ugaste of Geneva was elected in 2018, Steve Andersson held the seat. Before him, it was Tim Schmitz — for eight terms. Ugaste sneaked past Democrat Richard Johnson two years ago in Ugaste’s…

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Community Care Package Drive, Saturday July 11

Valley View Baptist Church, 6N656 Rt. 25, 10-11 AM on July 11th (Located in St. Charles Township between St. Charles and South Elgin) This is a drive-thru, outdoor event. Fresh Oberweis Dairy milk, RX Water, assorted food items, masks, and food coupons will be served. All are welcome, no questions asked.  Sponsored by the following…

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Stan Bond Memorial Scholarship Available to Western Township Students

The Western Kane County Republican Organization is offering a scholarship in honor of former chairman Stan Bond who passed away in 2019. Stan was also a Montgomery Village Trustee and the State Central Committeeman for the 14th Congressional District, and was engaged in his community in many ways. The scholarship was first offered in 2019. The scholarship is open to high…

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Ugaste Legislation Requires Legislative Input in Emergency Response

GENEVA—Due to Governor Pritzker’s continued unilateral response to the state’s coronavirus pandemic, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) filed legislation to require legislative approval on emergency declarations. The legislation, HB5790, provides that if the Governor issues a disaster proclamation, he may extend the proclamation or make an additional proclamation regarding the same disaster, but it must…

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Ugaste Opposes New IDPH Rule

GENEVA—This week Governor Pritzker’s administration issued an additional executive order creating a new penalty, including jail time and up to a $2,500 fine, for businesses who defy the Stay at Home Order and attempt to reopen. State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva), who has backed small businesses in Illinois by supporting the Fair Business Treatment Act,…

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