Illinois REALTORS® is encouraging members to vote for REALTOR® Dick Barr for Lake County Board, Sean Morrison for Cook County Commissioner and state Representatives Jonathan Carroll, Keith Sommer and Joe Sosnowski on Nov. 6.

All five candidates have been identified as REALTOR® Champions by RPAC Trustees because they back policies promoting economic growth and lower taxes and are considered pro-businesses and pro-private property rights. The association encourages REALTORS® who live in their districts to vote for these candidates. Read about these candidates and others here.

Barr became a REALTOR® in 2011. He is the broker-owner of the Dick Barr Group, Inc., in Round Lake Beach. He represents constituents of District 3 in Lake County.

Morrison was appointed to Cook County Commissioner of the 17th District in July 2015 to finish the unexpired term of Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Goodman. He serves on the following committees for the Cook County Board: Asset Management, Audit, Business and Economic Development, Criminal Justice, Environmental Control (vice chairman), Finance, Health and Hospitals, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations, Rules and Administration, Roads and Bridges, Technology and Innovation (vice chairman), and Zoning and Building. All county board members also serve as board members of the Forest Preserve District and work on several committees.

Carroll was appointed to represent residents of the 57th House District in October 2017, as Rep. Elaine Nekritz stepped down. A former special education teacher, Carroll owns the Carroll Educational Group, which helps children and adults with educational challenges. He is on the following committees: Elementary Secondary Education: Charter School Policy; Mass Transit; Government Consolidation & Modern; Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & IT; Government Consolidation Analysis.

Sommer was first elected to represent the 88th District in 1999 and has an office in Morton. He serves on the following committees: Financial Institutions; Insurance: Property & Casualty; Business Growth & Incentives; International Trade & Commerce (Republican spokesperson).

Sosnowski began serving residents of the 69th House District in 2011. He maintains an office in Rockford. He serves on the following committees: Appropriation – Elementary & Secondary Education; Cities & Villages; Elementary & Secondary Education: Charter School Policy; Executive (Republican saaaapokesperson); Revenue and Finance; Subcommittee on Income Tax; Subcommittee on Growth, Reform & Fairness; and Scholarship Tax Credit Oversight.