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posted: 2/29/2012 5:00 AM

Public service over self-service

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In every political race it would be an advantage if one or more candidates made the selection process easier by being exemplary. Being exemplary would come with a record of high integrity, high achievement and a real and genuine desire to serve people in a public service role.

I'm supporting Chris Nybo for state senate in the new 24th Senate District for that very reason. He stood apart as the only Republican in the House to support Workmen's Comp Reform to help small and large businesses and self employers reinvest over $600 million into hiring more workers.

Chris represents a new generation of public servants who are seeking solutions to massive problems that have been created by the "comfort class" of politicians who consistently sidestepped issues until the system resulted in mass chaos.

Sidestepping issues and kicking the can down the road is not public service, it's self service and it must end if Illinois is serious about competing against other states and countries for the benefit of our residents.

Nybo has integrity, character, energy and intelligence. His opponent has been in the senate for 18 years and Springfield for over 25 years. That's a career, not service.

The crew who got us $90 billion in debt is absolutely not the crew that is going to provide the solution. It's up to "we the people" to make the change. I would encourage you to vote for Chris Nybo if you've had enough of the status quo. I have.

Kevin Fitzpatrick


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