Holan questions Candy Crush-playing legislators' dedication to taxpayers
Republican Illinois Assembly candidate Heidi Holan today expressed her surprise at legislators playing games while at work.
Representatives Mike Smiddy (D-District 71) and Katherine Cloonen (D-District 79) were caught on camera playing video games while the legislature was in session last month.
“Enormous challenges plague our state and yet some elected officials gave the appearance that getting to the next level of Candy Crush is more important than serving the taxpayers," Holan said. "If playing games on the taxpayer's dime is indicative of how important our hard earned taxpayer dollars are to these elected officials and their colleagues, we need to rethink their suitability to serve.”
The two legislators were playing video games during key debates on funding Illinois public universities. Reports indicate that the video games occupied the lawmakers' attention for at least 20 minutes.
All seats in the Illinois House of Representatives are up for reelection in 2016. Smiddy will be facing Republican candidate Tony McCombie, while Cloonen will face Republican candidate Lindsay Parkhurst in the November general elections.
Holan is running for the 46th District seat in the Illinois Assembly against Democratic incumbent Deborah O'Keefe Conroy. Holan's campaign is based on integrity and transparency in public office and improving conditions for taxpayers and businesses.
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