Frugal Quigley challenger will try again in 2020
Loop North News

RIVER NORTH

(Above) Tom Hanson with a Chicago Police Department “horse of honor” he purchased at an auction that benefited Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

23-Dec-18 – The River North resident who ran for United States Representative in Illinois’ 5th congressional district says he will try again in 2020 to unseat Mike Quigley.

Tom Hanson, a commercial real estate broker and condominium unit owner, ran as the Republican candidate in November. He appeared in 12 YouTube videos, making his campaign pitch from such places as Splash Country Water Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Hanson received 23.3 percent of the votes in the general election – 65,134 votes to Quigley’s 213,992 votes. However, Hanson says he only spent about $2,700 on his campaign – or about four cents per vote.

Quigley, according to the Federal Election Commission, spent $1,217,954 – or about $5.69 per vote.

“I’m pleased with our efforts,” said Hanson. He says the 65,134 people who voted for him “will strangely find their lives changing for the good.”

Mike Quigley

Hanson supports tax cuts. He says high taxes are one of the reasons people are moving out of Illinois, “like rats jumping off the ship.”

Quigley (left) has represented the 5th congressional district, covering parts of Cook and DuPage counties, since 2008.

 Previous story: Greetings from Dollywood: River North candidate battles Quigley with YouTube videos

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 23-Dec-18 1:47 AM

Loop North News

FREE WEEKLY EMAIL UPDATE

What’s news in the Loop and Near North neighborhoods of downtown Chicago.

Signup for our weekly email. No ads and no charge. Just enter your email address here...

Number of subscribers:
See this week’s update

More stories


Today
City Club of Chicago presents Andrea Zopp, President and CEO of World Business Chicago, where she leads the organization’s mission of inclusive economic growth, supporting businesses, and promoting Chicago as a leading global city. Most recently, she served as Deputy Mayor, Chief Neighborhood Development Officer, for the City of Chicago. 11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 p.m. luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand Avenue. Cost: $50. Map. More info.

Friday
Musicians from the Chicago area’s Bach Week Festival will give a free public performance of music by German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach in the skylit lobby of Chicago’s historic Rookery Building. The pop-up concert is Chicago’s link to the 2019 international Bach in the Subways project. 12:30 to 12:50 p.m., 209 South LaSalle Street. Free to the public. Performers donate their services. Map. More info.
More events

Biggest Gainers & Losers

JONES LANG LASALLE INC.
153.57 6.92

CME GROUP INC.
164.79 3.94

LITTELFUSE INC.
188.00 2.75

BOEING CO.
376.16 2.73

Downtown Chicago Stocks