Bernas says 'culture of abuse' in Springfield needs to be held accountable after Lang accused of sexual harassment

by Vote Jillian | Jun. 3, 2018, 11:30am

Republican state House candidate Jillian Bernas marvels at the strength displayed by Maryann Loncar.

"I applaud Maryann Loncar for stepping forward to have her voice heard,” Bernas posted on Facebook after Loncar publicly alleged that she had faced acts of sexual harassment at the hands of longtime state Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) ”It takes incredible strength and courage to challenge those in power.”

In that respect, Bernas argues that Loncar is the antithesis of Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg), whom she is set to face off against in November’s general election.

“Earlier this year, more than 300 women signed a letter detailing allegations of abuse,” Bernas added on Facebook. “Michelle Mussman has been in Springfield for nearly a decade, working side-by-side with Lou Lang. Her leadership and unwillingness to fight has allowed abuse to run rampant and victims to be ignored.”

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