Breaking News Bar
posted: 10/17/2012 5:00 AM

Endorsement: Fee over Kifowit in House District 84

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 

The race in the 84th Illinois House District will send a fresh face to Springfield. It fields two solid candidates from Aurora, Republican Pat Fee and Democrat Stephanie Kifowit. Individually, we like each of them. Both have a lot to offer. Unfortunately, as in so many elections, the campaigns in this one have sunk to a level that is worthy of neither of them. We hope they choose to spend what's left of the race focusing on their visions for Illinois. Fee has been involved in a variety of civic work in the Naperville area over the years and, almost poignantly, seems to draw political inspiration and resolve from a personal story of early struggle and perseverance. Kifowit, an able Aurora alderman and Marine Corps veteran, received our endorsement in the spring primary against three opponents. Fee, who had no opponent in the primary, is the more conservative of the two, but both seem committed to results on the big issues facing Illinois: pension reform, restoring fiscal sanity to state government and improving the state's business climate. They express generally similar views on those issues. Ultimately, in this race, we endorse Fee out of a belief that she, more than Kifowit, is apt to work to reduce the tightfisted grip that the hierarchy of legislative leadership holds over the process in Springfield. It's an area that must be reformed, and we believe Fee would actively work for that reform. The 84th District includes parts of parts of Aurora, Naperville, Montgomery and Oswego.

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