Amy Elik believes the still-unfolding corruption scandal in Springfield proves that the time for change in state government is long overdue.
“The culture of corruption in Springfield is on display again with yet another Chicago Democratic lawmaker arrested on bribery charges,” she posted on Facebook in response to the recent arrest and resignation of state Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) in connection with an alleged bribery scheme.
Elik, a Republican, recently launched her campaign for state representative in the 111th District against incumbent Monica Bristow (D-Alton) as a vehicle for change.
“We need a courageous leader to stand up against corruption and demand accountability from our elected officials,” she added. “I am running for state representative to restore integrity in state government and serve our communities honorably.”
Elik is also on record as saying her background as a certified public accountant and auditor are in tune with what the state needs at this point and time.
“Given Illinois’ poor fiscal condition, we need people who can audit financial records, ask tough questions, and push for fiscally responsible solutions that do not additionally burden taxpayers,” she said in a statement.
The 111th District includes all or part of Alton, Bethalto, East Alton, Edwardsville, Elsah, Godfrey, Granite City, Hartford, Madison, Pontoon Beach, Roxana, South Roxana and Wood River.