I am committed to serving my constituents and only my constituents––not special interests or power brokers. I make a concerted effort to stay true to my belief in personal freedom and economic liberty, while also listening to proponents and opponents of a given issue or bill. I am continually outspoken and not afraid to call out obvious issues in Springfield that have been accepted as normal for far too long. My priorities and views on important issues are featured below.
Protect Parents' Rights
If the pandemic and its impact on education has taught us anything, it is that parents' voices matter. Parents know what is best for their children, not government officials or school administrators. We need to empower parents to make the right choices for their children's unique educational and health needs. The importance of doing so cannot be stressed enough as the well-being of our children today will predict the future of Illinois and our entire country tomorrow.
Reduce Property Taxes
Homeowners in Lake and McHenry Counties pay the highest property taxes in the nation. Families are being driven out of our communities and seeing their home values destroyed. A hard cap at one percent of home value would force local governments to set fair and sustainable rates that don’t rob homeowners of their equity. I will continue to fight to reduce the property tax levy and advance the economic freedom of my constituents and all Illinois residents.
Reverse Population Loss
High taxes are causing people to flee the state at an alarming rate. Illinois needs lower taxes, fewer regulations, and more leaders committed to passing desperately needed reforms in order to bring jobs and people back to our state. I am committed to revamping the state we love.
Reform the Pension System
Illinois’ current pension model is unsustainable. We need pension reform that is fair to both the state workers who have earned their retirement, and taxpayers who can no longer afford to fund the system. We can start to bring down the financial burden by giving new workers the option of self-managed plans that combine public and private contributions and match employee fees.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are all enshrined in our Constitution as inalienable rights. I firmly believe in the sacredness of life and I am dedicated to protecting society's most vulnerable. I will fight for life because in the face of so many societal ills, life is indisputably an inherent good.
Support the Police
Police officers have an extremely challenging job. They make constant sacrifices to keep our communities safe while putting their lives on the line every day. We owe a great deal of support, resources, and respect to these officers and their families for protecting our communities and limiting crime.
There is an unfortunate lack of honesty and transparency from the elected officials in Springfield who are supposed to be working on behalf of taxpayers. We need courageous public servants who are willing to turn the tide.
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