Illinois REALTORS® are using a combination of methods, from campaign mail to live and automated phone calls to digital advertising to urge registered voters to re-elect Rep. Mark Batinick of Plainfield and Rep. Sam Yingling of Round Lake Beach.

Both Batinick and Yingling are receiving independent expenditure and opportunity race support from Illinois REALTORS® for the Nov. 6 election. Independent expenditure activities from the Illinois REALTORS® Fund take place in support of candidates for public office without any coordination with the candidates or the candidates’ campaigns. Because RPAC Trustees have identified each as pro-business and pro-private property rights who back policies promoting economic growth and lower taxes, they are considered REALTOR® Champions and receive opportunity race support, too.

Batinick, of RE/MAX Professionals Select in Naperville, has been a REALTOR® since 2001. He represents constituents in the 97th District, which includes all or parts of Shorewood, Plainfield and Oswego.

Initially elected in 2014, he serves on several committees: Appropriations – Higher Education; Business Occupational Licenses; Elementary Secondary Education School Curriculum Policies; Insurance; Veterans Affairs; and Environment. His opponent is Democratic candidate Mica Freeman.

For more information, visit Batinick’s campaign website at

Yingling, of New Century Real Estate in Round Lake, has been a REALTOR® since 2002. He represents constituents in the 62nd District., which includes Grayslake, Round Lake and portions of Gurnee and Wauconda.

Yingling was initially elected in 2012. A life-long resident of Lake County, he and his family have been small business owners for three generations. He serves on the following committees: Cities and Villages; Counties and Townships (vice-chairperson); Elections & Campaign Finance; Government Consolidation and Modern (chairperson); Insurance: Health & Life; State Government Administration (vice-chairperson); Election Administration Subcommittee; and State Government Subcommittee. His opponent is Republican Ken Idstein.

For more information, visit Yingling’s campaign website at