Dan Ugaste For State Representative
For Immediate Release: September 12, 2023
Contact: Dan Ugaste
Campaign phone: 847.595.0522
GENEVA, ILLINOIS – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-65th) today announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to continue serving in the Illinois General Assembly. Ugaste was elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020 and 2022 despite heavy opposition generated by former Democratic Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.
“I know I’m doing something right because Mike Madigan and his Democrat successors have identified this seat to spend vast sums of money and import people from Chicago to dislodge me. My offenses were apparently opposing wasteful spending, opposing high taxes and opposing corruption,” said Ugaste. “I spend my time in our district listening to working families and business owners talk about how government is doing more to hurt them than help them, and I try to translate that into common sense legislation that reverses the financial burdens and counterproductive regulations imposed by state government.”
The 65th District was redrawn for the 2022 election cycle and now encompasses parts of the communities of Geneva, St. Charles, Elburn, Elgin, South Elgin, Wayne, Lily Lake, Campton Hills, Valley View and Pingree Grove.
“The Democrats engaged in blatant political gerrymandering after promising voters there would be an independent commission established to create impartial maps fairly representing all the people of Illinois. Instead, they created a Frankenstein patchwork designed to primarily protect Democrat incumbents in Chicago and Cook County and everyone else in Illinois is an afterthought,” said Ugaste. “That, in a nutshell, is why I want to stay and fight for the rights and interests of every family in Illinois that is treated as an afterthought by the Democrats and special interests, who perpetuate their power while fattening their wallets.”
Dan and his wife Denise are the proud parents of three daughters and grandparents of six wonderful grandchildren.