A press release from State Rep.-Elect Allen Skillicorn about the fulfillment of his campaign promise not to accept a pension, if elected.
Representative Elect Skillicorn Refuses Pension
Dundee, Illinois – Yersterday State Representative-Elect Allen Skillicorn (R- Dundee) voluntarily refused to participate in the legislative pension system.
He also has plans to file legislation to eliminate pensions for all full and part time politicians in the state of Illinois.
“Public service is an honor, that’s why I don’t believe any politician should receive a pension.
“Politicians should not be above the law or have special rules apply just to them. Illinois legislators should lead by example.
“I am refusing a pension and will introduce legislation to eliminate all pensions for politicians across the state. Local trustees, county board members, state legislators, even the Governor should not receive a taxpayer funded pension.
“It’s time we reform how government operates and start being accountable to the people.”
“Pensions are very expensive, unsustainable, and risky for taxpayers.
“Taxpayers cannot afford higher taxes or higher liabilities.
“A vast majority of workers in the private sector are expected to manage their own retirements, there is no reason politicians can’t manage their retirements too, Skillicorn continued.”