State GOP Central Committeeman Jack Dorgan (District 5)

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Among Jack Dorgan‘s closest political allies are fellow GOP State Central Committeeman and State Representative Skip Saviano, and Democratic State Senator James DeLeo. Dorgan was a senior staffer under Lee Daniels.

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Dorgan was included in the United States Government’s proffer in the George Ryan criminal corruption case. Here is how the U.S. Attorney described Dorgan’s role as senior staffer under Daniels:

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In the wake of the Fawell directive, SOS/CFR coordinators were assigned to the different House races. At a subsequent gathering, Fawell then announced to the recruited coordinators that it was now time to make some money for doing what they had done during the 1994 Ryan campaign as “volunteers.” In furtherance of the Ryan-Daniels’ accord, Fawell also discussed and arranged with Jack Dorgan, Daniels’ principal representative at the House Republican Campaign Committee (“HRCC”), that Fawell’s SOS/CFR people would be compensated for their efforts. Fawell then drafted a document that listed each of the individual SOS/CFR coordinators who were to be assigned to targeted House races, the race they were to be assigned and the amount of money they were to receive. This document was then provided to Roger Stanley, a Fawell associate and HRCC ally, who agreed to make the payments to Fawell’s people from a business account at Stanley’s direct mail company, Unistat.

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Dorgan is currently a Trustee for the Village of Rosemont. He was also chief political strategist for the late Rosemont Mayor Don Stephens. The taint of alleged organized crime has sullied the reputation of the Village of Rosemont, and questions followed Don Stephens until his death in 2007. Dorgan remains a close personal ally of Bradley Stephens, the late Mayor’s son, who was named as his father’s successor.

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Dorgan co-owns one of Springfield’s most prominent lobbying firms – Dorgan-McPike & Associates. His partner is Jim McPike, a former Democratic House Majority Leader.

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Dorgan’s lobbying clients include: Ameren; Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association, which is run by political powerhouse William Cellini; Health Professionals Ltd., a contractor that provides prison health care services and which received over $43.9 million in 2006 under a state prison contract; and Penn National Gaming Inc. which owns and/or operates casinos, racetracks and wagering facilities in eight states and Canada.

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Dorgan’s also represents AT&T (and its affiliates); ConocoPhillips; Swisher International, Inc.; Illinois Licensed Beverage Association; Illinois Hospital Association; Illinois Construction Industry Committee; and the Regional Transportation Authority. (You can read more about Dorgan’s clients here.)

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Here is sample of Democrats who Dorgan has contributed to, both personally and through his lobbying firm Dorgan-McPike: Rod Blagojevich; Speaker of the House Michael Madigan ; Lisa Madigan; Chicago Democratic Alderman Patrick Levar; former Democratic State Representative Lovana “Lou” Jones; former State Senate President Emil Jones; Democratic State Representative Kevin Joyce; former Democratic State Representative Bob Bugielski; President of Franklin Park Daniel Pritchett; Democratic State Senator Don Harmon; Democratic State Senator James DeLeo; Democratic State Representative Robert Molaro; and Judge Gordon Maag who ran against Republican Judge Lloyd Karmeier for a seat on the Illinois Supreme Court.

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You can read more about Dorgan’s contributions to Democrats here.

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Dorgan was a Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2008.

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If you would like to urge Jack Dorgan to do the right thing and resign, here is the email address: jmdgop@yahoo.com.

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