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Andy Foster - Governor Jim Edgar Project

From 1992 to 1998, Andy Foster served in a variety of positions for Governor Jim Edgar, including the Executive Director of Citizens for Edgar, travel coordinator and traveling aide, campaign manager for Edgar's 1994 campaign, and Deputy Chief of Staff. Of particular interest are Foster's memories of the 1994 reelection campaign, in which Governor Edgar won a landslide victory with over sixty percent of the popular vote.

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Andy Foster (left) poses with Gene Reineke at the Republican National Convention in Houston Texas, August 1992.

Where:

Republican National Convention, Houston, TX

When:

August 1992

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Narrator’s photo

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On Election Night 1994, Andy Foster (left) stands by as Jim Edgar receives a call from Dawn Clark Netsch conceding the election.

Where:

Edgar Election Headquarters

When:

Election Night 1992

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Narrator’s photo

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Governor Edgar signs the ICC Reform Bill. From left to right, Rick Holzmaker (ICC), Andy Foster (Governor’s Office), Terry Harvill (Governor’s Office), Dave Vite (IRMA President), and Deno Perdion (Governor’s Office).

Where:

ICC Reform Bill signing

When:

Unknown

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Where:

Edgar Retirement Announcement

When:

August 1997

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Ed Kelly’s Chicago-based 47th Ward Organization distributed this campaign “Walk Piece” featuring ten of Governor Jim Edgar’s achievements.

Where:

47th Ward campaign

When:

Unknown

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Governor Jim Edgar and Mrs. Edgar on the Suburban Campaign Bus Tour of Southern Cook County in October 1994.

Where:

Southern Cook County

When:

October 1994

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Narrator’s photo

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Governor Jim Edgar and Congressman Tom Ewing on the Downstate Campaign Bus Tour in October 1994.

Where:

Downstate Campaign Bus Tour

When:

October 1994

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Narrator’s photo

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Governor Jim Edgar speaks to the crowd during the Suburban Cook County Bus Tour in fall 1994.

Where:

Suburban Cook County Bus tour

When:

Fall 1994

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Narrator’s photo

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Andy Foster poses with a picture of Dawn Clark Netsch at the Edgar Campaign Headquarters in fall 1994.

Where:

Edgar Campaign Headquarters

When:

Fall 1994

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Narrator’s photo

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Andy Foster at the Bush for President National Campaign Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in September 1988.

Where:

Bush for President National Campaign headquarters, Washington, D.C.

When:

September 1988

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Narrator’s photo

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Photographed at the Jim Edgar Campaign Headquarters, Jason Barabas (left) served as Issues Director and Dave Bender (right) served as Field Political Director.

Where:

Jim Edgar Campaign Headquarters

When:

Unknown

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Narrator’s photo

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Dawn Clark Netsch takes the podium at a debate aired on WLS-TV Chicago.

Where:

WLS-TV Chicago Gubernatorial Debate

When:

Unknown

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Governor Jim Edgar (right) confers with his staff prior to the WLS-TV Debate in September 1994. From left to right, Jim Reilly, Gary Mack, Andy Foster, and Governor Jim Edgar.

Where:

WLS-TV Debate, Chicago, IL

When:

September 1994

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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The Edgars and Kustras exit the airplane in Springfield on the way to the Capitol Rally during the Campaign Fly Around on November 9, 1993.

Where:

Springfield Capitol Airport, Springfield, IL

When:

November 9, 1993

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Andy Foster with Governor Jim Edgar as Edgar makes a press announcement during the Edgar Campaign Fly-Around on November 9, 1993. Also pictured: Sherry Struck (front); Gary Mack (beside man on camera); Lieutenant Governor Kustra (seated in front).

Where:

Edgar Campaign Fly-Around

When:

November 9, 1993

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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During the Edgar Campaign Fly-Around, Andy Foster (left) joins Governor Jim Edgar and his wife, Brenda, (center) for a photograph in Rockford, IL. Gary Mack stands beside Mrs. Edgar. November 9, 1993.

Where:

Edgar Campaign Fly-Around

When:

November 9, 1993

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Andy Foster (right) and Jim Edgar prior to a President Bush Chicago Fundraiser, June 1990.

Where:

President Bush fundraiser, Chicago, IL

When:

June 1990

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Governor Jim Edgar (third from left) with President and Mrs. Bush at Illinois State Fairgrounds, August 1992.

Where:

Illinois State Fairgrounds

When:

August 1992

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Governor Jim Edgar (left) with Andy Foster (center) and Lieutenant Governor Kustra at the pre-inaugural reception held in Springfield, IL, January 1995.

Where:

pre-innagural recepetion, Springfield, IL

When:

January, 1995

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Governor Jim Edgar and Arnold Schwarzenegger at a Chicago area school in spring 1995.

Where:

Chicago area school

When:

spring 1995

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This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Andy Foster and Governor Jim Edgar (right) attend the Governor Press Availability meeting in the summer of 1993.

Where:

Governor Press Availability

When:

Summer of 1993

Ownership:

Narrator's photo

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Tom Livingston (left) and Andy Foster, seated in the Executive Mansion in Springfield, IL, wait to meet with Governor Jim Edgar in 1993.

Where:

Executive Mansion, Springfield, IL

When:

1993

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Andy Foster (seated, left, facing camera) listens as President Bush discussed election returns aboard Air Force One on the mid-term election day, November 6, 1990.

Where:

aboard Air Force One

When:

November 6, 1990

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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Andy Foster works under Governor Jim Edgar’s “watchful poster” at the Edgar Campaign Headquarters in Springfield, IL, fall 1994.

Where:

Edgar Campaign Headquarters

When:

Fall 1994

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Aboard Air Force One, Andy Foster thanks President Bush for the opportunity to serve on his staff on his final trip while on White House staff, April 30, 1992.

Where:

aboard Air Force One

When:

April 30, 1992

Ownership:

This image is considered to be in the public domain.

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The October 16th, 1994 cover of the Chicago Tribune Magazine featured the two gubernatorial candidates, Dawn Clark Netsch and Jim Edgar.

Where:

Chicago Tribune front page

When:

October 16th, 1994

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Collection of items related to Governor Egdar.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Unknown

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Unknown

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The Edgar/Kustra 1994 campaign headquarters at 1001 Durkin Drive in Springfield, Illinois.

Where:

Edgar/Kustra Campaign Headquarters at 1001 Dunkin Drive, Springfield, IL

When:

1994

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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Andy Foster with President Bush prior to the President’s speech to the Illinois GOP fundraiser in October, 1992, at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.

Where:

Illinois GOP fundraiser, Chicago Hilton & Towers

When:

October 1992

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo



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