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PETITION CIRCULATION TRAINING EVENT TO BE HELD SUNDAY IN EDWARDSVILLE FOR HAL PATTON’S 56thDISTRICT SENATE RACE: Call for Volunteers

 EDWARDSVILLE, ILL., Apr. 25, 2018 . . . Area citizens of the 56th Congressional District of Illinois, which spans from Elsah to O’Fallon, are invited to a Petition Circulation Training event for candidate, Hal Patton, on Sunday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Edwardsville. Patton needs to collect 5,000 registered voter signatures to get him on the November ballot as a candidate for the 56th Senate District.

On April 10, Patton announced his plans at a press conference near the site of the Amazon Distribution Center in Edwardsville to petition for a spot on the ballot running for the Downstate United party. Patton was removed from the ballot prior to the primary election in March after Mike Madigan used an antiquated legal technicality and the Cook County court system to challenge his candidacy. 

“I have such a strong group of supporters who are interested in making sure their downstate views are protected and heard. Therefore, I know there is a lot of interest in getting me back on the ballot,” said Patton. “We are calling for all interested volunteers and ask that they join us this Sunday to learn more about the campaign and how they can help.”

The goal is 5,000 registered voter signatures by the end of May. Any interested volunteers are encouraged to participate in the petition circulation training on Sunday and bring a friend. Anyone who did not circulate a petition for Patton previously is eligible to volunteer and training will explain the process and serve as informative question/answer session. If you cannot attend, forms are available for pick-up at Patton Dental - 1403 B Troy Road, Edwardsville, or can be downloaded from halpattonforsenate.com

The basis of Patton’s campaign points to his successes as Mayor of Edwardsville in bringing 3,000 new jobs to the area, building a new public safety building, adding millions of dollars in tax revenue through private investment, and new parks constructed for the region to share, all with no increase in property tax. For more information about Hal Patton’s campaign and how you can support him in his efforts to run, visit halpattonforsenate.com

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