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Office sought: 22nd District Senate
Family: Married, two children.
Education: BA, University of Illinois at Chicago MBA, University of Illinois at Chicago JD, John Marshall Law School
Civic involvement: Various Civic Organizations prior to election 2006
Elected offices held: Illinois Senate, 2007-Present
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No.
Thousands of people in my district are employed as teachers, police, fire fighters, public service workers, etc.
Then there are the social services.
Making sure the state is solvent and paying its bills on time is the best thing I can do to assist in our economic recovery.
Reforming our out moded tax code is crucial to doing this.
I voted no on the Sears plan in this fall's veto session.
Again, we need tax reform that is fair to both large corporations and small businesses and cease the special selection of winners and losers.
Furthermore, we need to reform our TIF (and EDA)statutes so that education is not sacrificed in the name of economic development.
I support limits on spending in campaigns.
I will vote for John Cullerton to continue as Senate President because he has been successful in bringing parties together to pass historic legislation.
Further, I believe he will lead, not merely manage as we face difficult issues.
I would look to departmental review of our newly implimented budgeting for results legislation to guide policy on cuts.
Illinois needs to modernize its tax code in order to generate revenues necessary to support the nation's fifth largest economy.
I do not favor either slots at the tracks or gaming expansion detrimental to my district.
As a member of the Governor's Pension Reform Committee,I am considering any and all suggestions.
I would consider legalizing gay marriage.
I adhere to the Supreme Court's Ruling in Roe v. Wade.
I might support conceal carry.
I would consider reinstating the death penalty under very limited circumstances.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.