Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, a Democrat, is projected winner over Garrett Peck.
Republican Garrett Peck lost to Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Tuesday night, winning a projected total of 37,439 votes to her 41,766 votes in Will and Kendall counties. Bertino-Tarrant won with 53 percent of the vote. The race to represent the new 49th State Senate District saw veteran educator Bertino-Tarrant, a Democrat and the current Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, take on Republican Peck, a Village of Plainfield trustee and small business owner. It was a big night for local Democrats. Read — Election Results Are In: Democrats Hold on to Top Will County Posts Bertino-Tarrant, of Shorewood, touted herself as a fourth-generation Will County resident and 18-year educator, adding that she swept floors and pumped gas at …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Reader Marie Henderson is impressed by both Republican and Democratic legislator candidates.
Dear Editor; I attended the candidate’s forum at Carrillon Lakes on Tuesday night and I thought I would share my opinions your readers. State representative candidate Natalie Manley, a Democrat who's running in the 98th District, does not impress me and is part of everything that is wrong with our formerly great state. She has taken over $300,000 from (Speaker of the House) Mike Madigan; this she doesn’t deny. What she does do is try to hide the truth. She makes the claim that she is receiving money from her state party, what she doesn’t say is that Mike Madigan runs the state party and sends his money to her. Miss Manley was also very deceiving on her arrest from earlier this year. She was arrested for beating her daughter. It doesn’t …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Candidates are running to represent the 49th District in the Illinois Senate.
The two candidates seeking election to the 49th District State Senate seat may be from opposite ends of the political spectrum, but on Thursday night, they appeared to agree on one thing. “What we can’t have happen is for the state to put more responsibility on our local taxpayers,” Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant said of her opposition to a proposal that would shift the state’s nearly $90 billion pension liability onto local school districts. Republican Garrett Peck, a Plainfield village trustee, also opposes the pension shift. “I’m tired of watching Illinois bring itself to the verge of bankruptcy,” Peck said. “ … I’ve decided I want to reach out to residents and say, ‘What are your thoughts?’” Peck went on the offensive, several times…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Plainfield village trustee Garrett Peck is the second state candidate to demand legislative salaries be slashed by 10 percent.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Editor's note: The following is taken in part by a press release issued by the campaign of Garrett Peck. State Senate candidate Garrett Peck on Thursday issued a press release calling for a legislative pay freeze. Peck, who is running against Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools Jennifer-Bertino Tarrant for the new 49th District seat, is advocating a freeze of salary and benefits until the state's debt crisis is solved. “I don’t think I could look my constituents in the eye if I took pay increases out of their pockets, while Illinois families are struggling to pay the bills,” Peck said in a press release. “What kind of example is that to set, when politicians can’t pay vendors and providers, but take a pay increase? It’s …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The candidates will face off in the race for the newly formed 49th State Senate District.
An Illinois Senate hopeful has challenged his opponent to what he calls a “Lincoln/Douglas-style” debate. Republican Garrett Peck is facing Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant in the race to represent the newly formed 49th District. Peck, who serves on the Plainfield village board, issued a press release Wednesday calling on Bertino-Tarrant to join him at a debate sometime in mid-October. “As a private citizen, I always got tired of learning about where those running for office stood on issues through television commercials and campaign literature.” Peck said. “Now that I am a candidate, I want to bring an open dialogue to the public and give them the choice as to what they think is best for them and their families from a source they may not…