Breaking News Bar
posted: 10/11/2012 12:12 PM

Endorsement: Osmond over Erwin in 61st House District

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 

JoAnn Osmond took the House seat of her late husband, Tim, in 2002 during the Blagojevich era, a difficult time for Republicans. Things haven't improved much for her party, but Osmond, an Antioch resident now seeking her sixth term, forges ahead with optimism, noting that the latest General Assembly session saw some bipartisan successes. She stands firm against fraud in government programs and is concerned about the tax burden on Illinois businesses, especially since the 2011 corporate tax increase has been in place. She demonstrates an understanding of the 61st District and its residents, including the new eastern portions. Because she represents a border district, her fear of local businesses leaving for Wisconsin is especially pertinent. But the district also is a key tourism area, and Osmond has made this a focus of her legislative proposals as a way to bring jobs and money to northeastern Illinois. We endorse Osmond over Democratic challenger Ed Erwin of Lindenhurst, a businessman and former lawyer. District 61 covers all of Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Newport Township, Wadsworth and Old Mill Creek and parts of Gurnee, Antioch, Lake Villa and Lindenhurst.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close
Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here