Letter: Send someone to Springfield to represent you, not party leadership

By on January 28, 2010

As we head into the last few days of the primary campaign, the Illinois Department of Employment Security has released the December unemployment statistics, and Illinois is still heading the wrong way: unemployment ticked up to 11.1 percent—the highest level in more than two decades.

The current 50th District State Representative hasn’t offered any bill, solution or idea to address the loss of 475,000 Illinois jobs since she announced her candidacy in July of 2007.

Back in November, I offered a specific plan to create jobs in Illinois which has been well-received by business leaders. I’m the only candidate in this race to put forth a real plan to address what is hurting Illinois families.

I am confident that you’ll want to send someone to Springfield to represent you who isn’t beholden to party leadership, special interests or the lure of a lucrative state pension. Instead, you can send a proven leader who has a track record of delivering positive results in business and in the community.

We are all aware that state government in Springfield isn’t working. When your state is unable pay its bills, is best known for pay-to-play corruption, and is consistently near the bottom of most important economic rankings, we need to take a different course today.

My name is Keith Wheeler, and I will earn your trust to be your Republican candidate for the 50th State Representative District of Illinois.

I look forward to serving you.

Keith R. Wheeler
Republican Candidate
State Representative
50th District