Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon released the following statement on his decision to endorse Erika Harold and not to seek the Republican nomination for Illinois Attorney General:
“For the past several months, I have explored the idea of running for Attorney General of Illinois. I have decided that now is not the time for me to seek other public office and have decided to throw my full support behind Erika Harold because she is best equipped to change business as usual in Springfield and take on the career politicians who have run Illinois into the ditch.
As Kane County State’s Attorney, I have seen first hand the problems we face as a state and look forward to continuing my role serving the people of Kane County while also working with the Harold Campaign on the many issues facing suburban families.
Erika represents the best of Illinois and I look forward to helping her over the next year as she fights to take our state and the office of Attorney General in a new direction.
Thank you for the freedom to explore a possible run for attorney general and the support that so many across the state of Illinois have expressed. I have an incredible job; one that I am thankful for and I intend to fulfill my commitment to the people of Kane County and the People of the State of Illinois as state’s attorney for Kane County.”
Republican Attorney General candidate Erika Harold offered the following statement following Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon’s announcement:
“I would like to thank Joe for his support and everything he does for the citizens of Kane County as their state’s attorney. I look forward to working with him to address the challenges state’s attorneys face as they protect families across the state.”