Endorsement: Lance Yednock for state representative in the 76th District

Endorsement: Lance Yednock for state representative in the 76th District

Photo providedCaption Lance Yednock Stay informed with Shaw Local’s Election Central . Research your ballot, where the candidates stand on the issues and set yourself up with a reminder to vote. The 76th District State House, which includes La Salle and Bureau counties, has been a battleground the past couple elections, with the seat – long held by Democrat Frank Mautino – bouncing from Democrat to Republican and back to Democrat. The three men who’ve held the post since Mautino resigned in 2015 for the state’s auditor general position weren’t in for very long. Shaw Media opted not to endorse in this race in 2018, with harassment allegations circling incumbent Republican Jerry Long and the uncertainty of whether Democrat Lance Yednock would continue to support a continuation of policies driving the state closer to financial ruin. However, in his last two years in office, Yednock has demonstrated he can work across the aisle and a willingness to vote with his district rather than party or personal beliefs. Examples include voting against the Reproductive Health Act, which was labeled as the most liberal reproductive health statute in the nation, and also siding with the district when it came to the proposed FOID overhaul. He believed the bill was too restrictive on law-abiding citizens, such as hunters. We believe he is the stronger candidate over his opponent, Republican Travis Breeden of Utica. While Breeden’s desire to run is admirable – he sees the state is heading in the wrong direction, people […]

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