In the state of Illinois we are at a crossroads, we have had over 700 straight days without a budget and a skyrocketing state debt that is taking its toll on the citizens of Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner has refused to do his job and sign one of the numerous state budget compromises that the State House and Senate have passed. Rauner has abandoned his responsibilities and has taken the state of Illinois hostage because House and Senate Democrats refuse to give into to his ridiculous demands that would destroy labor unions and the public education system. Instead of doing what is right for the people of Illinois and finding a reasonable comprise, Governor Rauner has decided start a never ending campaign where he and his Chicago millionaire and billionaire friends are attempting to buy every seat in the State House and Senate. In my district, Illinois State House District 71, Rauner and co. spent over three million dollars to flood the airwaves with lies in 2016 and they were successful in purchasing our State Representative seat.
I am Sean Sanders, local activist and lifelong resident of Rock Falls, IL, and I am running to for State Representative in the 71st in order to win back the representation of the people of my district. Our representative has been bought and paid by Gov. Rauner and represents him rather than the people of our district. It’s time for us to put an end to Gov. Rauner’s corrupting influence in our district and his slash-and-burn economic policies that only benefits his millionaire and billionaire friends while punishing the middle and working classes. When elected to the Illinois House, I’ll push for much needed government reforms that will help quell the destructive influence of money in politics, help do away with gerrymandering, and clean up state corruption. I’ll fight to reform our broken, regressive tax system that burdens the middle and working classes with the highest effective state tax rates in the country and make sure Rauner and Co. finally start paying their fair share. From there, I’ll aggressively champion the cause of the middle and working classes by protecting the workers’ rights, leading the charge for fair wages, and investing in education, infrastructure, and small businesses that are the driving engine of the Illinois economy.
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June 10, 2017