Candidates Oberweis and Ward in the IFA Spotlight

Written by David E. Smith

If you’re interested in detailed information about Illinois politics and the upcoming election, this Spotlight is for you! The podcast (originally a Zoom webinar) presents IFA-endorsed candidates Jim Oberweis and Jeanette Ward. Both candidates share their motivation to serve our state and nation and the issues that are at the heart of their campaigns.

Monte Larrick and I join in to discuss a wide range of topics including corruption, abortion, law and order, the economy, education choice, healthcare, the proposed “Madigan-Pritzker Tax Increase” amendment, ongoing implications of government overreach regarding COVID-19, and much more.

Please listen and share!!

Jeanette Ward is a former U-46 school board member and a candidate to represent Illinois Senate District 25. For more information and to support her campaign, click here.

Jim Oberweis currently represents Illinois Senate District 25 and is running to unseat the ultraliberal incumbent in U.S. House District 14. Click here to learn more and support his campaign.


Voter Guide

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Party Platform Differences

If you are interested in learning about some of the stark differences between the Republican and Democratic Party Platforms, please click HERE(They are also available as brochures. Email Kathy Valente to order in bulk.) This publication features a comparison of 6 issues from the Democratic and Republican Platforms, using their own words. These are for educational purposes only and are legal for churches to distribute under IRS guidelines. Spanish version HERE.

General Election Voting Schedule

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What is “The Fair Tax” Amendment?

Voters will be asked to approve a “Fair Tax” Amendment on the November 3rd ballot. State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) calls it “The Progressive Punishment Tax” in an article for IFA. We also recommend this op/ed published in the Chicago TribuneCommentary: A 60% tax hike on Illinois’ richest won’t be a free lunch for the rest of us.

The Illinois Policy Institute provides additional reasons to vote against this referendum HERE and HERE.



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