From McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield:
Carolyn Schofield Officially Launches State Representative Campaign for 66th District
Crystal Lake Republican Endorsed by Current State Senator Don DeWitte
HUNTLEY— Surrounded by friends, family and several current elected officials, District 66 State Representative Candidate Carolyn Schofield (R-Crystal Lake) kicked off her campaign this week with a reception held at Huntley’s Parkside Pub.
Schofield spoke about how, after three years of failed leadership by the incumbent Representative, it’s time for a change.
“We need solutions to Illinois’ largest problems and the current Representative for the 66th District isn’t getting it done,” said Schofield, a member of the McHenry County Board who also serves on the Executive Board of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).
“Rather than cultivating relationships that provide a foundation for legislative success, my opponent has burnt bridges and has become completely ineffective at the Capitol. The people of the 66th House District deserve much better.”
Schofield was introduced at the event by current State Senator Don DeWitte, who represents all residents of the 65th and 66th House Districts in the Illinois Senate.
“Residents of the 66th District understand the uphill sledding that Republicans must deal with in Springfield given super-minority positions in the House and Senate,” said DeWitte.
“Carolyn has dealt with that bipartisan process in her role as a County Board member and has been successful getting initiatives approved for her local constituents.
“That ability to work across the aisle will serve her well in bringing tax dollars back to her constituents in the 66th District.”
McHenry County Board Vice Chair Michael Skala (R-Huntley) also attended the event and said Schofield would be a welcome change in the 66th District.
“Right now the people of Huntley who live in the 66th District are not being represented,” Skala said.
“They have a Representative who can’t pass bills, believes the key to success is voting “no”, and whose actions only widen the political divide in Springfield. We need real solutions, not angry soundbites.
“Carolyn has been successful as a member of the county board and I believe she’ll be successful in Springfield. She has my full support.”
During her remarks, Schofield spoke about how Republicans need to set the angry rhetoric aside and focus on bipartisan solutions.
“The math is simple.
“There are currently 44 Republicans in the House and a bill takes 60 votes to pass,” explained Schofield.
“Republicans cannot pass a single bill without Democrat votes.
“I’ll reach across the aisle to find common ground and build trust.
“By working together with respect, I’ll achieve results where the current office-holder has failed.”