The Issues

Protecting Agriculture

Farming is not a job; it’s a way of life.  Many of the farms in the 76th district have been family run for generations.  They have seen good harvests and experienced tough years.  We should be proud of our family farms in the Illinois Valley and protect the future of agriculture in this area.  Illinois’s…

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Fully Fund Education

Our current education funding formula takes away money from local schools and sends it to Chicago. That’s an injustice. In order to pay for Chicago’s mismanagement, school districts in our area suffer a lack of state funding.   The solution is to fully fund the schools at 100% of the 2010 levels of funding, end…

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Restoring Public Trust

Our corrupt state legislature is failing its citizens. There’s no other way to put it. We have a Speaker of the House, Michael Madigan, who was first elected to the Illinois House when I was 9 years old. I’m now 55. What better argument for term limits could I make? Illinois has not only faced…

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Spending and Budget

Illinois is drowning in debt, and our elected officials want to raise taxes on Illinois families to solve the problems they created. Our current representatives lack the courage and wisdom to seek permanent solutions to systemic problems. Runaway debt is going to leave our children with less opportunities and continue to squeeze middle class families….

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Jobs and the Economy

For years, Illinois has tried to tax and spend its way to prosperity, and it hasn’t worked. Illinois’ chief export has become our college graduates, and families who do stay have less opportunity and stagnant wages. Property taxes and the cost of living continue to rise while incomes stay the same. As both a union worker…

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