Like a lot of people I did some stupid things when I was in college and I’m truly sorry for the missteps I took. During this campaign those regrettable moments have become public. Like everyone, I have matured and have spent the last 20 years becoming a husband, father of four, Illinois Teacher of the Year, IHSA Coach of the Year, and School Board Member.
Everything that I have said about the missteps I took back then is absolutely true. The only person lying to you in this race is Ron Sandack.
He lied to you when he said he wouldn’t raise your taxes. He lied to you when he said he would protect Traditional Marriage. And he is lying to you now when he says I broke into a ‘women’s dormitory’ in January, 1994.
The purpose of this last lie is to deliberately mislead the voters and smear me.
It is false. It is false. It is false. And Ron Sandack knows it to be false. But he is so accustomed to lying to you and so desperate to hold onto political office that he is willing to destroy, using verified falsehoods, the core character of an opponent in his own party.
In 1994, a couple of fraternity brothers and I went back into our old fraternity house. It was vacant. It was empty. No one lived there. The police were called and all charges were dropped when they realized we had keys to the building. Several months later the fraternity house was converted into housing for female students. I have never stepped foot in that building since female students have lived there. The attached documents show Shoemaker Cooperative did not even own or occupy the property at the time of the incident.
- County Parcel Report (see below) shows the property was transferred to the Shoemaker Cooperative in February, 1994, after the time of the incident.
- Shoemaker Historical Record (see below) demonstrates residents did not occupy the building until the Fall 1994.
I got into this race because I was tired of the direction Chicago Democrats have taken our great state. Ron Sandack has proven time and again that he shares not just their ideology but their political tactics as well. Enough is enough. The people of the 81st District deserve better.
Together we can send Pat Quinn, Mike Madigan, Ron Sandack and all the bullies back to Chicago where they belong. Vote Keith Matune for State Representative on March 18th.