Lawmakers plan a 'Changing Illinois from the Inside Out' press conference to address state issues
The two will be joined by several other GOP legislative candidates who are expected to address the state’s lingering financial woes and steps the newly-formed coalition plans to take to address the issues.
Now in her second term, Ives has a reputation for being one of the most fiscally responsible lawmakers in Springfield. She narrowly lost out to Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary earlier this year.
A former House member, Kay is running against Rep. Katie Stuart (D-Edwardsville) in Illinois’ 112th District in November’s general election. Throughout his campaign, he has made the issue of property tax reform a central element, insisting that it is one of the key factors in Illinois’ ongoing outmigration crisis.
“Right now, local government is not representative of the values and the needs of the people,” Kay recently told the Metro East Sun. “People don’t feel like their voices are being heard in terms of what they want from their government and that’s causing all sorts of problems across this state.”
Illinois’ 112th District includes Bethalto, Caseyville, Fairmont City, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, Shiloh and Swansea.