“Why do you wan to run for office with all the mess in Illinois government?”
As I travel around the 89th district, I am often asked “Why do you want to run for office with all the mess in Illinois government?” My answer is always the same. I understand that building relationships and listening to others’ concerns is how to get things done, and I believe I have the best opportunity to do that. I have been coined the “maverick” candidate in this election, and I like that adjective. It shows that people see me as a candidate that may be able to work around the stigma of party politics. I have said that I want to be a choice for the voters of the 89th District and am excited to be exactly that.
In a recent article, Mr. Patrick Sellers, Freeport Township Supervisor, recently wrote “We the people have forgotten our place in the hierarchical structure of our government.” I have not forgotten. In fact, that is the very reason I am running for this seat, to do the best I can to listen to and represent the people. I am not motivated by a greater future position, personal gain, or power. I am motivated by the voices that I hear in need of help or direction.
I thank Mr. Sellers for his reminder in the importance of the voices of the people. Without hearing those voices, no candidate can truly represent their constituents. I come to this election to be a representative in Springfield, as well as a resource at home in Northwest Illinois.
As we enter this Holiday season, may you all have a blessed time with family, and keep all of your resolutions for the new year!