Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Democrat candidate's overwhelming lead in Cook County was too much for Republican Edgar Montalvo, who took Will County.
Democrat Michael Hastings defeated Republican Edgar Montalvo on Tuesday, Nov. 6, for the 19th District State Senate seat, a redrawn district that played musical candidates through the primaries and the general election. "We smoked 'em," Hastings told the celebratory crowd at Georgio's in Orland Park. He thanked his supporters for helping him achieve a victory in the 19th district. Although Montalvo won Will County with 18,267 votes, the GOP candidate from Tinley Park who didn't join the race until the summer couldn't overcome Hastings lead in Cook County, which was 41,327 to 13,266 with 90 of 93 precincts reporting. Hastings now represents the redrawn district that was formerly occupied by state Sen. M. Maggie Crotty, D-Oak Forest, who …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki says he's endorsing Michael Hastings in the 19th District State Senate race because he believes the Democrat is the best candidate for the village.
- Joe Vince
Thursday, October 25, 2012
When Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki made the decision to endorse candidates in November's election, his criterion was straightforward. "I look at what person is going to have the best potential to do the most for our community," Zabrocki, a Republican, said this week. READ: Check Out the Bios and Backgrounds of the 2 Candidates in the 19th District It's that guiding principle that led the mayor recently to cross party lines and back Democrat Michael Hastings in the 19th District State Senate race. Calling Hastings "a young, dynamic individual," Zabrocki said he thinks the candidate has the right skills to help the General Assembly solve the state's financial problems. "That doesn't mean I think his opponent is a bad person," Zabrocki said …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Tribune likes two Democrats and one Republican in the Southland's State Senate races. Hutchinson, Cunningham and Montalvo are endorsed.
The editorial board of the Chicago Tribune just wrapped up its endorsements for State Senate candidates, giving the nod to two Democrats and one Republican in Chicago’s south suburban districts — the 18th, 19th and 40th. In the 18th, Barbara Ruth Bellar seems built for Tribune favor — or a talk show — but the endorsement went to Democrat Bill Cunningham. Republican Edgar Montalvo, of Tinley Park, a pro-business underdog, won the paper’s backing over Democrat Michael Hastings of Orland Hills. Both are military men — Montalvo served two Army tours in Iraq; Hastings graduated from West Point and served one tour. And the Trib held its right-leaning nose and gave thumbs up to Democrat Toi Hutchinson in the 40th over Frankfort Republican “Tuck” …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Greg Hannon called Michael Hastings around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to concede in the race for Illinois State Senate.
More than three-fourths of democratic voters who showed up at the ballot box Tuesday opted to send 19th State Senate district candidate Michael Hastings to November's general election. The 32-year-old Orland Hills resident was facing off against fellow Democrat Greg Hannon, 57, who's a 24-year Village of Tinley Park trustee. Hannon called Hastings from his election party around 8:45 p.m. to concede and offer his congratulations. Unofficial election results showed Hastings netting about 76 percent of the 13,583 votes that were cast. Looking for the turnouts to other races? Check out our election results. "I just want to thank everybody from the bottom of my heart for all the hard work and the effort they put in," Hannon said at his …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Democratic candidates for the Illinois Senate's 19th District tell conflicting stories about endorsements.
Although area churches recently welcomed Democratic state Senate candidate Greg Hannon into their sanctuaries, one pastor said this week the gesture was not a show of support for his campaign. Hannon said he thought two Matteson churches — Victory Apostolic Church and New Faith Baptist Church — were standing behind him in the race for the 19th District nomination. Hannon's website listed both pastors as supporters on Wednesday. As of Friday morning, only New Faith Baptist Church pastor Trunell Felder was included. Felder did not return a voice mail message Thursday. Andrew Singleton, pastor of Victory Apostolic Church, told Patch he neither endorses nor supports Hannon. He said that if it really came down to it, he'd favor Hannon's foe, …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Get to know your candidates for the 19th Illinois state senate district. Catch these videos of the two who are vying for the senate seat that will soon be vacated by Maggie Crotty.
Candidates for the Illinois senate's 19th district were among those squaring off last month in an area political forum. The event was hosted in Hazel Crest Feb. 25 by Team HOPE and the Democratic Women of the South Suburbs. Villlage of Tinley Park trustee Greg Hannon faced off against opponent Mike Hastings, of Orland Hills. Both are hoping to succeed State Sen. Maggie Crotty (D-Oak Forest) who's not seeking re-election. She dropped out of the race in late December, citing her desire to spend more time with family. The Patch towns in the district include Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these two by watching the accompanying videos before you step into…