GENEVA - Instead of running for a third term, Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay has decided to turn her efforts in 2012 towards getting elected to the Illinois Senate. McConnaughay spoke with Illinois Review about why her board experience is needed in Springfield, how she's managed a county budget in tough economic times and how she got involved in politics.
In this part of the conversation, McConnaughay, a wife, mother and grandmother, discussed why she's adamantly prolife. "I'm prolife, profamily and pro-Second Amendment," she said. And it's not just political, her view on life is personal...
Aurora, Illinois' Planned Parenthood is located in Kane County, so we asked how she's dealt with government funding and abortion, and how she would vote if elected to the Illinois Senate:
McConnaughay acknowledges that as a woman, she'd have a powerful voice in the legislature on the topic. She said she's willing to take on that role:
The pro-abortion lobby has already reached out to McConnaughay, and she's preparing now for Personal PAC's well-financed attack machine on her pro-life views:
McConnaughay said she supported repealing the civil unions law and fully supports gun owners' rights.
The rest of Illinois Review's interview with McConnaughay later this week.