Sep 29, 2016
Severin Stands Up for Law Enforcement & Refuses to Seek The Southern’s Endorsement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2016
Contact: Joe Hackler – [email protected], (217) 273-5050
Dave Severin Statement on Refusing to Seek the Endorsement of The Southern Illinoisan Editorial Board
Dave Severin, candidate for state representative in the 117th district, released the following statement today announcing his refusal to seek the endorsement of The Southern in the aftermath of their attack on law enforcement officers:
“I was scheduled to be interviewed by The Southern Illinoisan’s editorial board on October 6th in the hopes of receiving their endorsement. Today I am announcing that I do not wish to receive their endorsement and will disavow it should I receive their recommendation. On Sunday, September 25th, The Southern’s editorial board decided to publish an offensive and inappropriate “cartoon” attacking the men and women who serve and protect our communities every day as law enforcement officials. These brave men and women deserve our respect and our gratitude – nothing less.
I do not want The Southern’s endorsement and I will not seek it.”
The campaign does not wish to restrict access to the candidate and will make the distinction between opinion editorials and reporting. Mr. Severin will continue to provide statements and interviews to reporters from The Southern.