Wood River supervisor sets sights on Beiser seat in House
Mike Babcock wants to prevent another state income tax increase like that imposed this summer, and he knows one way to help accomplish that goal: Replace Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) in the 111th House District.
“Last month, Chicago Democrats and Dan Beiser passed a 32% tax hike, taking more money from our families to fund their corrupt machine,” Babcock, the supervisor of Wood River Township, said in a statement. “…Instead of making the tough decisions necessary to turn this state around, Springfield politicians doubled down on taking more of our money to fund the mistakes of the past. Enough is enough -- it’s time for a new direction.”
Babcock said Madison County residents will pay an additional $70.1 million per year in taxes because of the hikes, but as township supervisor, he has cut spending and taxes and balanced the township’s budget. He is also the owner of the Bethalto insurance company Babcock & Associates.
“Together we can change Illinois for the better and return government to the people,” Babcock said in his statement. “As the owner of a small business, I’ve spent my life employing hardworking river benders, balancing budgets and meeting payroll. I’ll put that experience to work in Springfield for the people of the Metro East.”