from McConnaughay for State Senate 33 campaign
SPRINGFIELD, IL- Karen McConnaughay today filed petitions to be placed on the ballot for the Republican nomination for the Illinois State Senate in the newly created 33rd District, which includes much of northern Kane and southeastern McHenry Counties.
McConnaughay, currently the Chairman of the Kane County Board, filed more than twice the required signatures to qualify for the ballot and obtained signatures from voters in all of the District's 11 townships. "The response was very heartening," said McConnaughay. "Voters in Kane County were very supportive and appreciated our efforts to cut spending and reduce government headcount, and voters in McHenry were very enthusiastic about my plans to attack wasteful spending at the state level."
McConnaughay recently passed a county budget that further reduces spending and cuts the property tax levy for homeowners. She has reduced county department headcount by over 25% during her tenure and recently finalized a new county health insurance contract that actually reduces the cost for both taxpayers and also employees by restructuring benefits.
"As I have traveled across this new district talking to voters they tell me loud and clear that they need my kind of conservative fiscal leadership in Springfield," said McConnaughay. "They want results and they want someone to go to Springfield who knows how to get these things done, not more empty speeches and divisive partisanship."
The 33rd District was created when state lawmakers redrew legislative boundaries following the 2010 Census. The 33rd District includes all or part of Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Carpentersville, Hampshire, Elgin, South Elgin, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Algonquin, Sleepy Hollow, Gilberts, Pingree Grove, East and West Dundee.