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Creating Jobs and Encouraging Economic Development
Creating good-paying jobs is crucial to overall economic development and the revival of the state’s economy. As State Representative, I will work to promote DuPage County as a great place to do business. I support tax cuts to small businesses that help them expand and targeted tax incentives that reward in-state job creation.
Demanding Fiscal Responsibility
Springfield politicians have neglected the ideals of fiscal responsibility for far too long. It’s long overdue for government to learn to live within its means. To help us get there, I will work to reform the way Illinois’ budget is crafted to increase transparency and respect tax payers’ hard-earned dollars. I will help cut waste and inefficiencies, forcing government to protect vital services and spend only when there are clear benchmarks and accountability.
Defending our Children
As a mother and volunteer teacher, I know that we have a responsibility to protect our children from potential harm. Unfortunately, dangerous sexual predators are a real threat to children. I support extended sentencing, which would allow a judge to keep sex offenders locked up beyond their release dates if they pose a danger to the public.
Preventing Unfair Property Tax Increases
Any homeowner looking to sell knows all too well that home values are down. Yet, their property taxes continue to skyrocket. Working families simply cannot afford to pay more, and I will push for legislation to freeze property taxes when home values decline.
Cutting Lawmaker Pay
At a time when so many families are struggling financially, lawmakers have an obligation to lead by example. I will not only make state legislators take a pay cut, I’ll make it harder for them to raise their pay in the future. It’s common sense that legislators shouldn’t get special perks, especially while so many families are sacrificing.
Protecting Senior Citizens
While some politicians are wrongly calling for steep cuts to Social Security and Medicare, I will fight to prevent slashing benefits that seniors have worked their entire lives to earn. Seniors should be able to enjoy their later years independently, comfortably, and with dignity.