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Rita Mayfield: Candidate Profile

60th District Representative (Democrat)

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  • Rita Mayfield, running for 60th District Representative

    Rita Mayfield, running for 60th District Representative




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City: Waukegan

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: 60th District Representative

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: 2 children

Occupation: Manager, Workforce Development AND 60TH District State Representative

Education: BS, Computer Info Systems Columbia College, Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.76/4.0 MS, Management and Organization Development with emphasis in Organization Development, GPA 3.95/4.0

Civic involvement: Kiwanis Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer Instructor

Elected offices held: Waukegan Board of Education served as Vice President for 2 years, 2007-2010 Precinct 395 Committeeman - 2008-Present

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond.

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Victims Rights, ensuring victims receive equal treatment in the justice system

Key Issue 2

A Fiscally Responsible State (spending within our means and reducing deficit)

Key Issue 3

Small business Development and economic growth.

Questions & Answers

What can you do specifically to help the economy in your district? What is your view of the tax breaks granted to companies like Motorola Mobility, Navistar and Sears? For incumbents, how did you vote on the Sears plan in this fall's veto session?

Working with Mayors, Chambers of Commerce, banks and local leaders to develop job creation opportunities, skill training and business development.

We need to grow small business.

I voted no on the tax breaks.

Do you favor limiting how much money party leaders can give candidates during a general election? If elected, do you plan to vote for the current leader of your caucus' Why or why not?

I really don't feel strongly one way or the other on this, party leaders should help their candidates to some extent.

Yes, would vote for Madigan again.

How, specifically, would you cut the budget? What does Illinois need to do to fix its status as a "deadbeat state?" How have you or will you vote on future gambling bills' What is your view of slots at racetracks' Casino expansion?

Would vote yes on the gambling bill, would love to see one in Park City.

Potawatomi is currently running 2 full buses per day (once on Sunday) from our area that is money that can benefit our community.

I don't have a problem with slots at the racetrack we need to do something to assist our horse and racing community...before we had slots we had had racetracks.

The budget --we need to continue to tighten the belt, freeze pay raises across the board from the Governor down to janitor.

Consolidate community organizations that provide similiar services this will put more money in services and less in administration.

Use excess revenue to pay bills as promises.

We need to fix the pension.

We need to invest in growing our small businesses--better utilization of our resources.

What do you specifically support to deal with the state's pension gap? Would you vote for House Republican Leader Tom Cross's three-tier pension plan? Why or why not?

Not sure what I can do specifically as I'm not on any of the committees that deal with this subject.

The three-tier pension plan is not a bad plan but we need to address those individuals that will not be eligible for social security, we need to ensure that those that are currently retired are not negatively affected, just needs some minor tweeks

Should gay marriage be legalized? Should Illinois define life as beginning at conception as others have? How would you vote on a concealed carry firearm plan? Should the death penalty be reinstated?

No death penalty should not be reinstated.

Held two town halls to provide info and raise awareness on concealed carry but my district would not support a yes vote.

I'm not a doctor so I'm not qualified to say when life begins, not sure this is something that we should legislate.

Too much government intervention already.

Unless I'm mistaken, everyone that gets married at the courthouse regardless of sexual orientation is legally married.