The Issues

Mandate relief

Each year, Springfield passes unfunded mandates on local communities that are expensive and require manpower the local government is not prepared for. The unfunded mandates from Springfield must stop. I am committed to making it easier for local governments to do their job uninhibited by Springfield politics.  

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Efficiencies and Consolidation

Government at all levels needs to work more efficiently. In Illinois, we have nearly 7,000 units of local government, more than any other state by far. For many years, the legislature has voted down proposals to give local control to communities who want to become more efficient by consolidating and sharing services. I support efficiency…

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Property Taxes

Property taxes remain a key issue in the 75th District like they are across many communities in Illinois. We continue to overburden families with property taxes to meet local obligations while not reducing our own cost of doing business. Some families are paying more in property taxes than they are in their mortgage annually. If…

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Keep it local

I’ve fought hard for 6 years on the Grundy County Board to make sure we have a strong community. The biggest impediment we’ve run into is state government getting in the way of local progress. We need to ensure local governments are able to control things like their costs and contracts without it being dictated…

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Contract reform

Some would claim you cannot be both pro-taxpayer and pro-employee at the same time. This is not the case. You can be both pro-taxpayer and pro-state employee all at the same time. Our state employees are some of the highest paid state workers in the country and they receive cadillac health benefits far beyond what’s…

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Balanced Budget

The Constitution makes clear that Illinois must operate under a balanced budget. Yet for years, Democrats have failed to pass a balanced budget. Republicans have consistently voted against attempts to pass these unbalanced budgets and the tax increases to pay for them. You can count on me to fight in Springfield against any attempt to…

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Pension Reform

Illinois cannot completely get out of its financial hole until we adopt meaningful pension reform. The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the current language in place prohibits the infringement of employee benefits as a contractual right. I support the language the Governor has laid out which would amend the constitution so that this language…

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Pro-Taxpayer

For years, Democrats in Springfield have passed unbalanced budget after unbalanced budget often times borrowing to make up the difference with no regard to the size of the government they have created. The solution? Pass the largest tax increase history. The 2011 tax hike solved none of our problems because Democrats kept up their spending…

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Waste in Government

It’s a politically popular idea to support getting rid of waste in government but rarely does anything actually happen. I will fight to get rid of failing programs, reign in administrative overhead, find efficiencies in state agencies, and ensure every dollar we are spending has a return investment.

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Pro-Business

For too long Illinois has punished and taken advantage of businesses in Illinois. The result? Countless businesses are fleeing to states around us like Indiana and Wisconsin. Our manufacturing sector has been devastated by the actions in Springfield. Right now, businesses are not looking to invest in Illinois because they understand the liabilities of breaking…

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