For Immediate Release
Feb. 16, 2018
Greenville, Illinois – An organization that has fought for open and honest government in Illinois for more than 70 years and an Illinois TEA Party leader endorse George Barber for the 54th District State Senate seat.
“These are important endorsements because of the message they send to the working families of the 54th Senate District, the people I will advocate for in Springfield,” Barber said.
The Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization (IVO-IPO) promotes open, honest government. Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh was an early TEA Party promoter and current conservative radio talk show host on WIND-AM in Chicago.
“The IVO-IPO and I agree on the issues of election and government reform. I support redistricting reform that puts the power to select our senators and representatives in the hands of voters where it belongs, rather than leaving it up to lawmakers under a system that currently allows them to draw political boundaries and choose their voters,” Barber said. “Term limits is also important to end the grip of entrenched politicians whose policies fail to meet the concerns of working families today about our state’s economic health, taxes and job creation. Joe Walsh is a conservative leader in Illinois, a grassroots organizer who fights to protect our individual liberties, holding elected officials and government accountable to the people.”
Barber said he would model his representation of the 54th Senate District on principled conservatives such as Ronald Reagan (on whose campaign he worked while in college), former State Sen. Frank Watson and current State Sen. Kyle McCarter.
The 54th Senate District covers all of Bond, Clinton, Fayette and Marion Counties and parts of Effingham, Madison, St. Clair and Washington Counties.
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