The third candidate to replace Pam Althoff as State Senator has announced her candidacy.
She is Mary Mahady, just re-elected without opposition as McHenry Township Assessor.
She will be running against either Craig Wilcox or John Reinert on the Republican ticket. Both are McHenry County Board members.
Here is Mahady’s press release:
Mary Mahady to Seek Candidacy for Illinois 32nd Senate Seat
McHenry, IL – Today, Democrat Mary Mahady announced her candidacy for Illinois State Senator from the 32nd District. Mahady has long been an advocate of tax law reform and educating taxpayers on their rights.
“The biggest issue touching every Illinois resident is the increasing burden of property taxes.
“Many politicians promise to reduce property taxes, but the only real way to reduce the burden is to change our state laws to provide more funding for our schools and eliminate property tax loopholes”, Mahady said.
“I am committed to solving these complex issues and ensuring our communities have the resources they need.”
Mahady currently serves as the Assessor for McHenry Township and she brings her experience as a REALTOR® and former McHenry County Board of Review member for to the race. Mahady has the knowledge to make the current system more equitable.
Mahady stated, “People don’t mind paying their fair share, but they want a system that is fair for everyone.”
Mahady has lived in McHenry County for the past 37 years. She raised her two children here and now she is working to secure a future for her four grandchildren.
Mahady has been involved in many aspects of her community, including the McHenry Chamber of Commerce and as President of the Pigtail Softball League.
“I am dedicated to making Illinois a place where all of our children and grandchildren want to live and where grandparents can afford to retire near their families,” Mahady said.
“I am committed to listening to all views and working with anyone to create the most efficient, transparent and beneficial system.
“I will bring the voices of the 32nd District to Springfield to make our state stronger than ever.”