Area educators endorse Rachelle Aud Crowe for State Senate

EDWARDSVILLE – A coalition of area educators has endorsed Rachelle Aud Crowe for State Senate in the 56th District, citing her unwavering support of teachers, students and quality public education in the Metro-East.

“Rachelle understands that strong schools help build strong communities,” said Jennifer Fowler, second-grade teacher at Leclaire Elementary. “I have no doubt that Rachelle will be a strong voice for our local schools in Springfield.”

Rachelle has been endorsed by the Illinois Education Association, Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.

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Letter to the Editor: Patton fixated on Rauner’s anti-worker agenda

The following Letter to the Editor appeared on on October 29 from Steven Tyler, Business Manager and Secretary/Treasurer of the Laborers’ Local 397: 

Since taking office, Gov. Rauner has been fixated on one thing: breaking unions in Illinois. In his first year in office, Rauner worked nonstop to force towns and villages to pass his “Turnaround Agenda,” which would have implemented local so-called “right-to-work” zones and lowered the pay of working men and women.

While most local Mayors rejected the governor’s union-busting agenda, Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton endorsed the governor’s plan. While he was ultimately unsuccessful, Patton teamed with Rauner to pass the anti-union platform.

Now, Hal Patton wants to represent us in the State Senate in Springfield. Now more than ever, we need an advocate who will push back against Gov. Rauner in his attempts to weaken organized labor.

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Local law enforcement agencies agree: Rachelle Aud Crowe right fit for Illinois State Senate

EDWARDSVILLE – Law enforcement agencies from across the region have endorsed Rachelle Aud Crowe, candidate for State Senate in the 56th District, citing her experience as a prosecutor and her commitment to the men and women in blue.

“Rachelle’s extensive background as a prosecutor makes her uniquely qualified to deal with the many challenges facing our state,” said Chris Southwood, President of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge. “In Springfield, Rachelle will stand up for law enforcement officers and fight to bring a new level of accountability and efficiency to our state government.”

Rachelle Aud Crowe is currently an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office where she has prosecuted murderers, child predators and violent criminals.

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Letter to the Editor: Join Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn and Rachelle Aud Crowe in fighting the opioid epidemic 

The following Letter to the Editor appeared on on October 3 from Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn: 

A few weeks ago, Channel 5 highlighted how the opioid epidemic is continuing to wreak havoc across our region.

Between 2013 and 2016, Illinois recorded a 70 percent jump in opioid overdose deaths. Madison and St. Clair Counties were singled out in this report as being at the center of this epidemic. We need our political leaders to understand the gravity of the situation and work to implement multi-layered solutions to this crisis.

I am proud to say Rachelle Aud Crowe is one of those leaders.

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An update from my campaign manager, Brynn

My campaign manager and daughter, Brynn, put together this book describing the campaign from her perspective as my daughter.

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Letter to the Editor: Support for Rachelle Aud Crowe

The following Letter to the Editor appeared on on September 25 from Granite City Police Officer Michael Parkinson:

Dear Editor: As a Granite City police officer, I have seen first-hand how crime can destabilize an entire neighborhood. After 20 years on the force and President of the Police Benevolent and Protective Association, I also know how important it is for our law enforcement officers to have the support of our community and our lawmakers.

Rachelle Aud Crowe, running for State Senate in the 56th District, is one of those individuals. Rachelle understands the issues facing our communities and the importance of supporting the men and women who put their lives on the line every day for the safety of us all.

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Crowe endorsed by area State’s Attorney’s 

Edwardsville – Today, Rachelle Aud Crowe, Democratic candidate for the Illinois Senate’s 56th district, announced endorsements of the State’s Attorneys from Madison, St. Clair and Jersey counties. Portions of the three counties make up the senate district she is running to represent.

Aud Crowe currently serves in the Violent Crimes Division in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office, where she has prosecuted some of the most dangerous criminals in the county. She has worked in that division since 2013. She has served with current State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons since he was appointed in 2010.

“Rachelle comes to our office every day with one goal in mind – to fight for the families of Madison County,” said Gibbons. “She has put in countless hours and fought hundreds of difficult cases, prosecuting murderers and drug dealers. Rachelle has never backed down. I’m confident she’ll take that same perseverance to Springfield.”

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Crowe Endorsed by AFL-CIO

State Senate candidate Rachelle Aud Crowe announced today that she has been endorsed by the Illinois AFL-CIO in the election for the 56th Illinois Senate District.  The labor union represents nearly 900,000 members throughout the state.

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Senator Haine Endorses Crowe for 56th District Seat

Senator Bill Haine endorsed Democratic candidate Rachelle Aud Crowe for the 56th Illinois Senate Seat. Haine has served as the district’s senator for more than 15 years and recently announced he would not be seeking another term.

“I am honored to receive Senator Haine’s endorsement,” Crowe said. “From the U.S. Army to the courtroom, and to the legislature, Senator Haine is a true leader who by fighting to give our children the educational opportunities they deserve, lowering property taxes, and growing jobs in  this district and across Illinois.”

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Rachelle Aud Crowe Announces Run for State Senate

Madison County prosecutor Rachelle Aud Crowe announced her candidacy in the Democratic Primary for the 56th Illinois Senate District, with a pledge to bring local values and a prosecutor’s determination to Springfield.

“In the courtroom, I have never been afraid to take on the most difficult cases to protect our community,” said Crowe. “In the Senate, I won’t be afraid to tackle Illinois’ most difficult problems to create a brighter future for our state. I fight every day to protect this community, my home, and I would be honored to do the same as your senator.”

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