AURORA - Karen McConnaughay,the former Chairman of the Kane County Board and first term Senator will run for re-election in 2014, saying she wants to continue her efforts to stem the worsening fiscal condition of our state as a member of the General Assembly.
“With growing tax burdens, increased debt, and unbalanced budgets, the people of this State are not being served by the leadership who have a stranglehold on Springfield,” said McConnaughay.” However, we cannot give up the hope of returning this state to a home of prosperity and freedom for its people.”
Senator McConnaughay was first elected to the Illinois Legislature last November, and sworn in to office just nine short months ago. “When I am re-elected, I vow to return to Springfield to continue the fight to fix our state government; utilizing the skills I honed in my eight years as Kane County Board Chairman - the skills that led to remarkable success in lowering spending and reducing the size of government, all while bolstering accountability, efficiency, and transparency.”
Senator McConnaughay noted that her short tenure in Springfield has sometimes been frustrating. “Illinois’ problems have been years in the making,” she noted. “And while we won’t solve things overnight, I am committed to seeing Illinois returned to its place as the leader in economic growth and common-sense Midwestern values.”
“To achieve our goals,” she said, “I once again ask for your support. Together, I truly believe we can achieve great things for the State of Illinois!”
McConnaughay, mother of three and grandmother of two, noted the importance of good government to Illinois families. “Thinking about my own family, and those across our state, it hits home just how much work needs to be done. Our State is in more need of economic stability, education reform, transit enhancements, and government transparency than ever before.”
“When I announced two years ago that I would seek to represent this district, I stated that I believed our best days were ahead of us, and not behind us, and I still believe that today. And with the continued strong support of the people of the 33rd District we will achieve that bright future."