Why Rep. Mike Halpin Endorsed Dora
Dora Villarreal today announced another significant endorsement in her campaign to win the March 17, 2020, Democratic primary for Rock Island County State’s Attorney. 72nd District State Representative Mike Halpin (D-Rock Island) is throwing his support behind her candidacy.
“As State Representative, I’ve seen the growing problems of mental health and drug addiction that tend to overload our county courts and jails,” said State Rep. Mike Halpin. “From her first days in office, Dora Villarreal has focused on an agenda to create alternatives for non-violent offenders while prosecuting gun and gang violence to keep our communities safe.”
“I support her candidacy because I have confidence in her pledge to work with the community to tackle these tough issues,” said Halpin, who was first elected state representative in November of 2016.
“What an honor for me to have the support of State Representative Mike Halpin,” said Dora Villarreal. “I look forward to continuing to work hard to earn his support and confidence, and I look forward to finding ways to work alongside him to make Rock Island County as safe as possible.”
The Halpin nod comes on the heels of three major labor endorsements since Labor Day: the Quad-City Area UAW (which represents seven QC-area unions), the Tri-City Building & Construction Trades Council and the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #25. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #25 represents 1,650 working men and women in the Quad Cities. The council, which represents 7,000 men and women in organized labor, consists of 19 area unions that include the following: Asbestos/Insulators, Boilermakers, Bricklayers, Carpenters, Cement Masons, Elevator Construction, Glaziers, IBEW, Ironworkers, Millwrights, Operating Engineers, Painters, Plasterers, Plumbers & Pipefitters, Roofers, Sheet Metal Workers, Sprinkler Fitters and Teamsters.