AFP Action Endorses Chris Balkema and Regan Deering for State Legislature

SPRINGFIELD, IL —Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) today endorsed Chris Balkema and Regan Deering in their bids for the Illinois State Senate and State House of Representatives. Balkema is in Illinois’ 53rd Senate District, and Deering is in Illinois’ 88th House District.

AFP Action announced last year the organization would be engaging earlier and in more primaries than ever before. Today’s endorsements put that promise into action. 

AFP Action Senior Advisor Jason Heffley released the following statement:

Chris Balkema has spent the past 13 years on the Grundy County Board, where he worked to relieve the impacts of rising inflation and high living costs facing Illinois families. A former businessman, Chris deeply understands the importance of a thriving, bottom-up economy – and has the experience to enact real reform in Springfield.

Regan Deering has a proven track record of serving her and fighting to create a more prosperous state. Illinoisans are in some of the toughest economic times since the 2008 recession – and Deering has vowed to be an advocate in the legislature to reign in Springfield’s reckless spending.

“AFP Action’s strong grassroots organization throughout the state will be focused on making Chris Balkema and Regan Deering the Land of Lincoln’s newest legislators come November.”