Rauner Chooses Wheaton Official For Running Mate
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has selected Wheaton City Council member Evelyn Sanguinetti as his running mate.
The businessman announced his choice Tuesday morning in a statement.
“She has the talent and guts to take on the lobbyists, special interests, and career politicians that are destroying this state and eliminating opportunities for the next generation,” Rauner said.
Sanguinetti is a lawyer who was once an assistant attorney general in Illinois. She's the daughter of immigrants and was born in Florida.
Rauner is the last 2014 Republican candidate in the race to name a lieutenant governor pick.
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has named attorney Steve Kim, state Sen. Bill Brady chose former Long Grove Village President Maria Rodriguez, and state Sen. Kirk Dillard announced state Rep. Jil Tracy.
Gov. Pat Quinn hasn't yet announced a running mate. Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is running for state comptroller.
Rauner and Sanguinetti plan to spend the next two days touring the state.