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 the challenges of extended one-party rule, we are living with the consequences of extended one-person rule.
Along with term limits, Illinois needs a constitutional amendment to promote fair maps in order to restore public trust. For far too long politicians have been choosing their constituents and not the other way around. Once I am elected, I will remain accountable to everyone who voted for me, and I will proudly represent every constituent of the 76th district.
There are also too many politicians going down to Springfield for political profit and to line their wallets. We’ve seen Illinois representatives embezzle campaign dollars, defraud the public, and misuse taxpayer dollars to fund their reelection campaigns. Enough is enough! The Illinois Valley deserves a representative with a set of morals and values who will respect this office and not abuse its privileges.
Illinois has had enough of theatre politics. We need to call out political grandstanding for what it is, and encourage more political outsiders like myself to run for office. Believe me, I’ve thought a lot about this, and I’ve come up with a lot of ideas that will help restore the public’s trust in their government. Other states have done it, why not us?