Illinois Farm Bureau is pleased to award the ACTIVATOR endorsement in the March 20, 2018 89th District State Representative primary race to Steve Fricke of Freeport.


“Illinois Farm Bureau’s ACTIVATOR program reviews all candidates for contested state House and Senate races and awards its endorsement to the candidate whose views and platform are most aligned with IFB’s policies and positions on key issues”, according to Stephenson County Farm Bureau manager Bruce Johnson. Johnson added, “In-kind and financial support may then be provided to those candidates receiving ACTIVATOR endorsements, which are reviewed and voted upon by trustees from all counties in the respective legislative districts.”

Fricke responded, “It is with great pleasure that I accept the endorsement of the ACTIVATOR Committee of the Illinois Farm Bureau. This organization is instrumental in building Farm Bureau policy in Springfield.  Having been a part of this organization for twenty-five years, we have worked to establish relationships at both the state and federal level to make legislators aware of the needs in our agricultural community.  The ACTIVATOR committee is very deliberate in their endorsements and it is truly a privilege to have this major organization behind my campaign.”