State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 10 – Three Highest Priorities

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of their three highest priorities.

And the candidates had a minute to answer the question

My notes are below:

32nd District

Craig Wilcox

  • Mary Mahady

    Republican Craig Wilcox – started by saying, “Stop stealing from the future.”  1 – property taxes, 2 – stopping corruption, 3 – the budget.  He pointed to the exodus from Illinois, which will shift the tax burden to others.  Urged local governments to stop taking new [assessment] growth, which they are allowed to do under the Tax Cap, quoting derisively what tax district officials say:  “If we don’t take it, we lose it forever.”

  • Democrat Mary Mahady – 1 – property tax reform, 2 – the budget, 3 – Campaign finance reform. Wants to make sure those who are not wealthy can run for office.

33rd District

Don DeWitte

  • Nancy Zettler

    Republican Don DeWitte – 1 – stop over-taxation of our residents, 2 – fight property tax through consolidation of governments, 3 – strong economic development through incentives, not corporate welfare.

  • Democrat Nancy Zettler – 1 – Getting past gridlock, 2 – getting handle on corruption, 3 – realignment of leaders through Term Limits.  She added educational funding and access to health care.

26th District

Don McConchie

Tom Georges

  • Republican Dan McConchie – took time to defend his bill to allow voters to cut property taxes by referendum.  “You should be in charge of your property taxes.”  1 – balanced budget by restraining spending, 2 – government consolidation, 3 – changing education funding where North Chicago does has $7,000 per student, while Roundout has $32,000.
  • Democrat Tom Georges – 1 – economic development, 2 – overhaul university system, 3 – fiscal responsibility, meet obligations promised [presumably pension payments].

Comments

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 10 – Three Highest Priorities — 8 Comments

  1. Why is Mahady’s own home so under-assessed?

    Maybe she could explain it to me, a victim of a 12% hike!

  2. Mahady is too busy courting the LGBTQ ‘community’ in McHenryCounty.

    She supports a law that forbids psychologists/psychiatrists to treat gender dysphoric minors.

  3. What a fake Mahady is:

    “Democrat Mary Mahady – 1 – property tax reform, 2 – the budget, 3 – Campaign finance reform. Wants to make sure those who are not wealthy can run for office.”

    1.) She gives low assessments to her friends (like her school teacher pals)

    2.) She blew her own budget as McHenry Assessor

    3.) She gets big money from a crooked union: LiUNA Chicago Laborers District Council PAC 999 McClintock Drive
    Suite 300
    Burr Ridge, IL 60527-0825 $1,000.00
    9/14/2018 2A
    Citizens for Mary Mahady

    A crooked Dem politician big on gay agenda:

    Friends of Terry Link 1280 Streamwood Ln

    Vernon Hills, IL 60061 $2,000.00
    9/14/2018 2A
    Citizens for Mary Mahady

    Out-of-District campaign peons from Madigan’s war chest:

    Senate Democratic Victory Fund 1 North LaSalle Suite 2065

    Chicago, IL 60602 $1,511.10
    9/14/2018 5A
    Citizens for Mary Mahady Campaign staff Perez, Rodolfo 208 E. Fullerton Ave
    Northlake, IL 60164

    More out-of-dist. peons from Madigan:

    Senate Democratic Victory Fund 1 North LaSalle Suite 2065

    Chicago, IL 60602 $1,511.10
    8/31/2018 5A
    Citizens for Mary Mahady Campaign staff Perez, Rodolfo 208 E. Fullerton Ave
    Northlake, IL 60164

    Still more out-of-Dist carpetbaggers from her idol Mike Madigan:

    Senate Democratic Victory Fund 1 North LaSalle Suite 2065

    Chicago, IL 60602 $1,511.10
    8/15/2018 5A
    Citizens for Mary Mahady Campaign staff Perez, Rodolfo 208 E. Fullerton Ave
    Northlake, IL 60164

    Still more out -of -dist tugs from Madigan’s machine (are the in-kind contribution #s even accurate?)

    Senate Democratic Victory Fund 1 North LaSalle Suite 2065

    Chicago, IL 60602 $1,511.10
    8/1/2018 5A
    Citizens for Mary Mahady Campaign staff Perez, Rodolfo 208 E. Fullerton Ave
    Northlake, IL 60164

    and still more from Mike:

    Senate Democratic Victory Fund 1 North LaSalle Suite 2065

    Chicago, IL 60602 $1,511.10
    7/16/2018 5A
    Citizens for Mary Mahady Campaign stafff Perez, Rodolfo 208 E. Fullerton Ave
    Northlake, IL 60164

    Mark Justen Embalmer-King of McHenry (Let’s do a boycott of this undertaker!)

    Justen, Mark 313 N. Green St
    McHenry, IL 60050 $200.00
    6/1/2018 Individual Contribution

    Citizens for Mary Mahady

    aNOTHER $6,000+ from generous Mike: https://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/ItemizedContrib.aspx?FiledDocID=EBgpxJsG1mdfAG2r4v6sAQ%3d%3d&ContributionType=Zy%2byQdxSBeZ76SRKvS8ccv7ec8dQnxAYXkhJRXTHKu1yGEIQ%2bcbkLjkmtMv%2bPORW&Archived=6ep1XWxoZkXgvSPr55yWGQ%3d%3d&OrderBy=CrUlaHcZcmsdc06BR9%2f5%2blOvJ7ER5wOiyDvFXE3HXewGdUMFGOEOuA%3d%3d&ItemizedContribFrom=h2278ew9EzKg1grXp2p9cpw1M92KRob8DU8%2bg1MWdpcMxxoLskjlug%3d%3d

  4. I was under the impression Mark Justen was a Republican. I did see him at the Lincoln Dinner years ago.

    Well, I’m changing my last wishes and crossing out his funeral home.

    I’m 78, but I’m doing this today.

    I will not support businesses headed by people who have wrecked, and want to further wreck, our once-good state.

    Thanks for posting this and word of Justen’s donation.

    I went to the State Board websight myself to confirm that Mark Justen actually did give Mary Mahady campaign money.

    And even Mahady apparently admitted it.

    https://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/ItemizedContrib.aspx?FiledDocID=EBgpxJsG1mdfAG2r4v6sAQ%3d%3d&ContributionType=HjDmIU4y6Ufx0337rcn47uKcQLJnGs0puLEVHsYUXhM44FWN4GMEqNdSD4b4p0%2f2p9Jo%2bPx8ZyQ%3d&Archived=6ep1XWxoZkXgvSPr55yWGQ%3d%3d&OrderBy=CrUlaHcZcmsdc06BR9%2f5%2blOvJ7ER5wOiyDvFXE3HXewGdUMFGOEOuA%3d%3d&ItemizedContribFrom=h2278ew9EzKg1grXp2p9cpw1M92KRob8DU8%2bg1MWdpcMxxoLskjlug%3d%3d

  5. Justen gave $200 to Mahady!

    SO WHAT!

    He realizes she stands for clean government not dead politics like Bob Anderson, the barbour!

  6. Does anyone know why WIlcox chose to buy a house in a neighborhood where he knew his property taxes were going to be high, just to complain about how high they are?

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