“Illinois Democrats were so determined to pass a criminal justice reform bill prior to the end of the 101st General Assembly that they knowingly passed a bad bill. Not only is the SAFE-T Act filled with contradictory language and sloppy drafting errors, but it also places the rights of the accused squarely ahead of the rights of crime victims and Illinois families, and the rights of police officers to carry out their duties safely and effectively. There simply isn’t time to fix all the problems within this bill before its effective date of January 1, 2023. We must repeal the SAFE-T Act now, and bring all stakeholders to the table so we can write criminal justice reform legislation that addresses legitimate bail issues while prioritizing the safety of Illinois families and law enforcement officers.”

—State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry), Incumbent Candidate for State Senate in the 32nd District