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March 15, 2016 — Illinois Primary Election
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District 66Illinois State House of Representatives — Republican PartyMarch 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

March 15, 2016Illinois Primary Election

Illinois State House of RepresentativesDistrict 66 — Republican Party

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Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific district in the Illinois House of Representatives. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget.
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McHenry County Board/ prior Loss Control Engineer/Product Liability Specialist
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  • Pension Reform
  • Job creation
  • Economic improvement to lessen the tax burden on individuals
Profession:McHenry County Board/ prior Loss Control Engineer/Product Liability Specialist
County Board Member District 2, McHenry County Board — Elected position (2012current)
Board Member, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning — Elected position (2013current)
Board Member, Northwest Water Planning Alliance — Elected position (2015current)
Councilman, Crystal Lake City Council — Elected position (20092012)
Commissioner, Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission — Elected position (19992009)
Product Liability Specialist, Independent Consultant (20032006)
Loss Control Engineer/Product Liability Specialist, Kemper Insurance (19942003)
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Bachelors of Science, General Engineering with Environmental Quality Specialization (1994)
Board Member, McHenry County Youth Sports Association (2009current)
President, Lundahl Middle School PTO (2013current)
Volunteer, Crystal Lake Community Harvest/Food Pantry (2007current)
Leader, Girl Scouts (20092013)
  • Representative Mike Tryon
  • McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller

I have lived in Illinois all of my life.  My husband and I moved to Crystal Lake nearly 20 years ago and have every hope that our children will raise their families near us.  That vision is becoming further from a reality.  Illinois is losing our children to more affordable colleges outside of our State and they are staying in those states that are offering them greater promise. When I attended the University of Illinois my engineering education cost a total of approximately $35,000.  Today that same education costs nearly $145,000.   

Illinois is also losing residents to surrounding states, in particular because of Illinois’ high property taxes.  Things need to change.  We need to think about the big picture and for the long term.  We need to be more competitive with our surrounding states and bring businesses back to Illinois.  We need a constitutional fix to pension reform and work together to solve problems rather than figuring out who is to blame.

I have a combined 13 years of experience on the Crystal Lake City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission.  I am currently serving on the McHenry County Board for which I chair and vice-chair several committees.  My voting record proves that I am a protector of the taxpayer by keeping the County levy flat for 2014 and 2015 and reducing the County levy for the 2016 year.  I have worked to create jobs in our region through supporting innovative business attraction and expansion programs. I have regional experience as a board member for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Northwest Water Planning Alliance.  At all levels, I have shown my ability to work collaboratively toward shared goals.

I have been a proven leader in Crystal Lake and on the McHenry County Board.  When McHenry County was exploring Township consolidation, I was pressured to support a plan that would have raised taxes for half of the county. I stood up to those pressures and instead did what was best for the taxpayers I represent. As an elected official I hear daily from taxpayers who cannot pay any more in taxes. I do not need to spend taxpayer resources on a costly referendum to tell me this.

As a State Representative I will tackle tough decisions and “not sit on my hands”.  I will go to Springfield to represent the needs of my constituency and am prepared to make tough votes.  I have done this at a municipal level, a County level, and a regional level.  My promise to the voters of District 66 is that I will tell Springfield what is important to Kane and McHenry Counties and fight to improve our quality of life. Unlike others in this race, I will not come home and tell my constituents what Springfield needs to do. I know I have the best qualifications and experience to be an effective leader in Springfield and respectfully ask for your vote.

Campaign Name: Citizens for Carolyn Schofield
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Allen Skillicorn

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Dan Wilbrandt

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Paul Serwatka

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