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Elect Jenkins in District 14

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Jennifer Bishop Jenkins represents commitment, competence and independence, in contrast to her opponent.

Jennifer has been a dedicated committed public servant working on behalf of the victims of gun violence. She has helped to enact laws that make us all safer. She is a nationally recognized expert on criminal justice matters.

Jennifer has studied the county budget in great detail and is committed to streamlining the county. Jennifer has pledged to go through every line of the budget and cut programs that don't work.

She will vote to repeal the entire Stroger sales tax. She will work to consolidate county departments for a smaller, more efficient county government. For example, to eliminate waste and duplication, Jennifer will seek to merge into one the five separate agencies that deal with taxes.

In the area of criminal justice the single largest aspect of the county budget Jennifer will advocate to fund programs proven to reduce crime and cut programs that don't work.

To end corrupt hiring, she will:

• Establish open, competitive and transparent hiring practices.

• Cut salaries inflated by patronage and corruption in the hiring process.

• Establish a whistle-blower hotline to allow county employees to safeguard tax dollars without fear of retribution.

Jennifer has been endorsed by the Sierra Club, IVI-IPO (Independent Voters of Illinois -Independent Precinct Organization), Personal PAC, the Cook County Fraternal Order of Police, Citizen Action and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Ray Price

Rolling Meadows