By Fran Eaton -
“One of the biggest problems that Republicans have had in the district is that they historically have said, ‘End subsidized housing, end welfare, end every sort of social assistance program, get rid of the social net,’” he said. “I am not saying everyone in the district is on social welfare programs, but there are many, especially on the South Side. The Republicans lose their initiative when they begin talking about taking away programs like that.”
Woodworth is married, the father of three, a Bourbonnais resident and oozes Republican ideals. He’s not for a third major airport because he’s not convinced it would be used as much as airport supporters say. He believes in cutting taxes and eliminating business-smothering regulations to dramatically change the district’s depressed economic scene.
Let’s hope that Jackson gets well enough to participate in some debates with Woodworth before the Nov. 6 election. Not only would Woodworth benefit from such exposure, it would allow him to share his message with 2nd District voters and show the sharp contrast between the two men’s political views.
For the first time in a long time, we might have a congressional election that treats the people of the 2nd District with the respect they deserve and should demand from their congressional representative. That alone would be game changing.
Read the rest of this week's Southtown Star Always Right column is HERE.
More to come on IR about Woodworth in the days ahead.