Madigan backs West Chicago’s Karina Villa with $1,441,820 this election cycle
Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chief Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) gave a total of $1,441,820 to West Chicago State House candidate Karina Villa this election cycle, state filings show.
The Madigan funding was disclosed in reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) by Citizens For Karina Villa, the campaign committee that supported Villa’s race against Republican Tonia Khouri in the 49th House District.
The district covers all or part of Kane and Kendall counties, including Yorkville and Montgomery, North Aurora, Sugar Grove, Elburn, Notthingham Woods, Wenmoth Acres, La Fox, and Bristol.
Madigan’s contributions came from the campaign funds he controls, including his own committee, Friends of Michael J. Madigan, the Illinois Democratic Party and the Democratic County Chairman’s Association of Illinois.
Altogether, Madigan poured $21.1 million into 30 state House races this election cycle, including $3,445,351 to 22 fellow Democrats in the week leading up to last week's general election.