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Mark Patrick Morgan ran for the 78th district representative of Illinois in the 1982 election. Morgan, a private practice lawyer, won the Republican party nomination after being unopposed in the primaries. Previously, Morgan was the president of the Bremen Young Republicans and Treasurer of Bremen Township Regular Republicans. He also served on the Work Education Council for southern Chicago suburbs and was a member of the Country Hills Lions club. He had experience in politics as an aide for Illinois State Senator Ron A. Moore. His opponent was Democrat Terry A. Steczo who had been the incumbent since 1976. During campaigning, Morgan lambasted Steczo for accepting help from the state Democratic Party in campaigning. On election day, incumbent Steczo would easily win with 16,075 votes to Morgan’s 8,690. Morgan would not run for office again, Steczo would remain as the 78th district representative for 18 years until 1995.
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Tab Morgan young GOP's district chief. (1982, April 25). Southtown Star, p. 16.