-By Warner Todd Huston
Lennie Jarratt is well known in the north eastern portion of Illinois for his activism for education reform and now he’d like to offer his fellow citizens more of himself to their service.
At the Skillcorn-sponsored Family Values Forum I had a chance to ask Lennie a few questions about why he is running and what his goal might be once in office.
Jarratt has been endorsed by the Illinois Conservatives Facebook group.
From his announcement:
I am running on the platform of supporting families, not government. Too many families in the 31st State Senate District are losing their jobs and homes due to the bad policies coming from Springfield. These bad policies now have Illinois ranked in the 48th worst financial position. Springfield is broke and their only solution it to squeeze more money from families with higher income taxes, high gas taxes, and internet taxes that destroyed extra income for many home based businesses. These policies slow the startup of many small businesses started by families and negatively affect the 1.1 million Illinois small businesses with 5 or less employees.
My track record of holding local officials accountable for their actions puts Springfield on notice that I am coming to change the culture and end the back room deals. Together, we can restore fiscal sanity and once again have Springfield policies supporting families, not government.
More at http://www.lenniejarratt.com/