From State Rep. Allen Skillicorn:
State Rep. Allen Skillicorn on Carolyn Schofield’s Primary Challenge Announcement
Crystal Lake, IL – State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) is issuing the following statement on Carolyn Schofield’s announcement to run in the Republican Party Primary for the 66th District.
Perennial candidate Carolyn Schofield is once again announcing her
intention to run for State Representative in the 66th District.
Voters in the Republican Party will be given a clear choice between a
committed conservative who is resolutely opposed to tax increases and
a candidate in Schofield who has never met a tax increase she didn’t
She once told Kane County GOP Executive Vice Chairman Jeff Meyer that
the reason she supported so many property tax increases over the years
was because the voters were not paying attention.
Public servants should always be on guard for the taxpayers whether they are paying attention or not because protecting taxpayers’ hard-earned money is the right thing to do.
In her announcement she says the key to solving the state’s financial
problems is “consensus.”
It was “consensus” that gave us a 32 percent income tax increase in 2017.
It was “consensus” that doubled the gas tax this year.
It was “consensus” that created the pension crisis as both Democrats and Republicans in the Springfield establishment refused to act responsibility in terms of managing the state’s pension obligations.
“Consensus” is a fancy way of voicing support for the failed policies that are bankrupting our state.
The Illinois General Assembly already has a bunch of tax hikers.
We don’t need more.
My record on taxes speaks for itself.
I have and will continue to stand up for taxpayers.