Good Government

I believe the role of government is to support working families and guarantee that all people have equal opportunities to get ahead. For too long, power has been concentrated to the hands of the wealthy and political insiders, leaving working families in the dust. That’s why I will fight to end gerrymandering by supporting independent maps. It’s why I support …

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Pensions

People work their entire careers and pay into their retirement funds religiously only to be told that they might not have a pension when they retire because of decades of bad decisions by politicians in Springfield. I believe that pensions are a promise and it is unconscionable, if not unconstitutional, to break a promise to working families who already paid …

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Health Care

Our current healthcare system is a prime example of corporations profiting from poverty. As a law enforcement officer, I’ve seen first-hand how the cost of healthcare negatively impacts people’s lives. When working families have to worry about whether they can feed their children and still pay their health care bills, we have failed as a society. That’s why I believe …

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Veterans

Far too often, we take our freedom for granted and complain about the aches and pains of making a living in a world full of opportunity. For veterans who sacrificed their time, efforts, and sometimes even their lives serving our country it should be incumbent upon all of us to make sure they are treated with dignity and respect. For …

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Education

As a K-12 educator for over 25 years and an adjunct professor of education for the past 7 years, I have never experienced such bitter dialogue around what we should be doing to provide for our school children. As President of the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools and the Illinois Association of School Administrators, we worked with lawmakers …

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Seniors

An elderly gentleman once said to me, “I’ve done my time for society and now I need society to keep their promise.” We owe it to our society to take care of our most vulnerable – our most precious members. I believe that seniors have indeed “done their time” and it’s our state’s responsibility to ensure they can age with …

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