Doug Jameson: Illinois is at a pivotal moment
Doug Jameson, the GOP candidate for a House seat in the 113th District, shares Gov. Bruce Rauner’s view that November’s election is a pivotal moment for Illinois.
“I always have hope, but if we continue on our current path we’re heading for financial insolvency,” Jameson told the Metro East Sun. “We are at a broken point, with people leaving, the tax base eroding and being stuck in the mud in terms of our leaders being able to change our direction.”
With just four weeks before voters head to the polls, Rauner is warning voters that this election is the “last chance” to turn things around in a new TV ad.
The 30-second spot also finds Rauner saluting his administration for having “done some good,” before lamenting “after decades of corruption, change doesn’t come easy.”
Jameson, who is running against Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea), concurs with that sentiment.
“Debt obligation in this state is expanding at a pace faster than anything else,” he said. “To change that, we have to have reform in our pension system and worker's compensation program. We desperately have to get all our many expenditures under control.”
Rauner implored voters to think of how much more damage could be done to the state if Democrat J.B. Pritzker wins the race for governor and House Speaker Mike Madigan remains in power in Springfield.
“People are waiting on this election to make their decisions about Illinois and if they will continue to call this state home,” Jameson said. “This election will provide the impetus for people in determining if they think they really need to walk away to give themselves any real chance.”
The 113th House District includes Madison and St. Clair counties.