Issues Safety

I have long believed that District 11, with its large number of diverse neighborhoods, is one of the best places to live in all of Chicago.  That is why I have made this district my home for over 20 years.  And while I still know this to be true, we do need to acknowledge that these past few months have seen an increase in crime in our district. Some of our neighborhoods may be getting a few extra officers to help deter crime, but most of us will not.  Click here to read more.

 

Taxes

Put a stop to the tax and spend policies!  Illinois citizens have among the highest tax burden in the country, yet we fall near the bottom of states in almost every major economic measure...  Click here to read more.

 

Business Climate in Illinois

We need to come together and create a positive business climate in our state. We must create an environment that incentivizes new businesses to start in Illinois.  We can do this through reducing taxes and insurance premiums. To attract more businesses and therefore, jobs and tax revenues, we must improve the economic climate. Liberals have imposed among the highest corporate income and property tax rates in the nation... Click here to read more.

 

Balancing the Budget

We must balance the state’s budget, our state constitution requires it! This is what each of us have to do at our homes, and our government should act accordingly. Stop borrowing from our children and grandchildren’s future... Click here to read more.

 

Pension Reform

Replace our outdated pension system with a new Defined Contribution Plan.  This new system would require reasonable employee contributions and benefit increases tied to inflation... Click here to read more.

 

Term Limits

We must pass Term Limit Legislation. Politicians should serve not to maintain their careers, but rather to serve the citizens. I will introduce and/or support legislation to enact reasonable term limits. Click here to read more.

 

Education Funding

Educating our children is an investment in our community’s future! Fully funding education at all levels in Illinois must be a top priority for all of us.  Educating our children is an investment in our community’s future, and it is one of the most important investments we as taxpayers can make. Click here to read more.

 

“I believe that we, regardless of party, can do that which I have helped my clients do for themselves: become financially stable. I invite you to read on to see some of the solutions that I am proposing to make this a reality, and to solve Illinois’s financial crisis for all of us.”

 

 

PAID FOR BY COMMITTEE TO ELECT GARY MANDELL. A COPY OF OUR REPORT FILED WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS (OR WILL BE) AVAILABLE ON THE BOARD’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.elections.il.gov OR FOR PURCHASE FROM THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.