TMA interviews 2022 Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates

One of the Technology & Manufacturing Association’s most customer-valued services is how it works hard to keep its members informed about business-affecting developments in state and federal political centers.

Based in the Chicago Illinois area, TMA has been devoted for years to keeping its members apprised of crucial developments in Illinois’ capitol in Springfield and updates when elections are taking place.

On June 28th, 2022, Illinois voters will pick which candidates from the state’s major political parties will face each other in November. The Illinois Democrats’ nominee in the General Election will be J.B. Pritzker, who is currently serving his first term as governor.

The Illinois Republican Party, on the other hand, has six persons vying to be their party’s nominee in the November 2022 election.

In light of the seriousness of this year’s election and how Illinois will proceed in the future – will manufacturing issues be of interest to whoever is elected in November? Will manufacturing businesses be encouraged or discouraged with the efforts of those that pass laws in Illinois?


TMA extended invites to those candidates that collective polling showed were leading the six in the Illinois Republican Party primary – we first spoke with venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan; second, state Senator Darren Bailey; third, businessman Gary Rabine, and fourth, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin.

Jesse Sullivan:

State Senator Darren Bailey

Businessman Gary Rabine

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin