Three major newspapers have endorsed Republican state House candidate Tonia Khouri, who is running to represent the 49th District.
The Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times each wrote endorsements for Khouri, citing her temperament, emphasis on jobs and cost-cutting track record.
“The House can use her temperament and sense of urgency,” the Daily Herald stated,“[Khouri] is smart and well-versed in Illinois issues, with passion for curbing spending, property tax reform and Illinois' pension crisis.”
The Chicago Tribune said it agreed with Khouri’s view on boosting the middle class, which includes fighting for “balanced budgets and pro-growth business reforms.”
Khouri’s track record as a DuPage County Board Member drew the Chicago Sun-Times’ approval, which said the board “has done a commendable job of cutting costs.” The paper also “respect(s) her advocacy for immediate and creative ways to reduce overall spending.”
Khouri is running against Democrat Karina Villa in November's general election.
The 49th state House district includes Cook, DuPage and Kane counties.