A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney:
Gaffney Tours Mattson/Witt with IL Chamber President
Gaffney & Whitley Discuss Jobs Agenda for Illinois
Barrington, IL – State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) and Doug Whitley, President & CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, toured Mattson/Witt Precision Product, Inc. in Barrington on Monday.
Gaffney and Whitley met with local business leaders to discuss their Jobs Agenda for Illinois.
“Since taking office last summer, I’ve been working with the Illinois Chamber and other business leaders to improve our economy and help create private sector jobs,” Gaffney said. “I voted for a job creation initiative that will protect Illinois jobs and provide tax relief to our working families and businesses. We must continue our efforts to cut spending, pass real workers’ comp reform, and get Illinois working again.”
Whitley presented the Illinois Chamber’s 2012 Jobs Agenda, calling for reductions in overall state spending, additional reforms to the workers’ compensation system, improved educational outcomes and investment in Illinois’ infrastructure.
“Representative Gaffney is working with us to making fiscal responsibility a reality and reduce the high cost of doing business in Illinois,” said Whitley, speaking at Mattson/Witt, a Barrington-based manufacturer of plastic component solutions for the water treatment industry. “If we want to set our state on a path toward a brighter future, the time for action is now.”
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce PAC is endorsing Kent Gaffney in the race for State Representative in the new 52nd House District.
“Kent Gaffney has been a friend of the Chamber for many years,” Whitley said. “He has worked with us to pass pro-jobs, pro-business legislation that will help get Illinois back on track. Kent is a budget expert who has fought against job-crushing tax increases and wasteful government spending. We need Kent’s fiscal expertise in Springfield.”
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice for employers of all sizes, from sole proprietors to entrepreneurs reshaping the Illinois business landscape. Chamber PAC members are a diverse group of Illinois’ business community. They believe in the need for active participation in the political process to assure that the voice of Illinois’ employers is heard.
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Gaffney is running against Danielle Rowe and Dave McSweeney.