Republican candidate for Illinois State Senate District 23 Seth Lewis' Democratic opponent Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) was recently called out for his tax policies and inability to say no to House Speaker Mike Madigan.
Michelle Smith, Republican candidate for Illinois Senate to represent Plainfield, Crest Hill, Shorewood and other parts of Will County, recently protested the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to strike map redistricting from the state’s election ballot.
Following the passage of the stopgap budged this summer, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton)
said it was a major compromise but the positive side is the funding for education, given that this is the most money ever spent on K-12 education in the state of Illinois.
Incumbent Democrat Deb Conroy of Villa Park, currently serving her second term representing the 46th District, continues her economy and education-centered election campaign despite a spate of recent negative publicity attempting to undermine her party.
Mike Strick, Republican candidate running for State Representative for District 84, said he is flabbergasted that the Illinois Supreme Court voted 4-3 to uphold Cook County Circuit Court Judge Diane Larsen’s ruling that the Independent Maps amendment was unconstitutional.
State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) proved his aggressive stance toward improving the fiscal situation of Illinois when he rejected the legislative pension as one of his first acts as a lawmaker.
Residents are leaving Illinois at an alarming rate to accept jobs in other states, taking their talents, their contributions to their communities, and their tax dollars with them. This trend must stop if the state wants to remain strong.