What Heavy External Influence on Election Might Mean for Harper's Future
Singh, Shruti Date, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Shruti Date Singh Daily Herald Staff Writer
When Palatine attorney Matt Murphy began his campaign last fall for the Harper College board, he knew he needed to distinguish himself from the other seven candidates running for three seats.
To bolster his presence in Harper's vast district, Murphy sought and gained the endorsements of prominent local mayors and state Rep. Paul Froehlich and state Sen. Wendell Jones.
"Nobody knows me from Adam," said Murphy, who beat two incumbents to win a six-year seat on the board. Murphy believes the name recognition and credibility he gained by connecting his name with well-known elected officials pushed him over the top.
Schaumburg attorney William Kelley and …
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Publication information: Article title: What Heavy External Influence on Election Might Mean for Harper's Future. Contributors: Singh, Shruti Date - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: April 24, 2003. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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