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Welcome, my name is Christine Shanahan McGovern a Republican and I'm running for Illinois State Senate in the 18th District. I have lived in Chicago for the last 25 years. I'm a Christian, a mother, and a business owner. I was elected twice for the Local School Board. I appreciate the benefit of serving my community. I have been a mentor to the children in our neighborhood as a Girl Scout Leader for twelve years. I also have coached several athletic teams. Locally I fought against the Longer School Day Initiative in our Chicago Public Schools. Recently I organized the Chicago team of ReOpen Illinois in support of our small businesses. I believe every business is essential. I also initiated the Back the Blue in Chicago. Our police were under attack while our elected officials did nothing. It is in my heart to serve and to help those that need help. I have a personal stake in the sexual abuse crimes and the long term effects this has on the victims. Our focus should be on recovery for the victims not making it easy for the predators. The decisions that Illinois legislatures has voted on recently is disgraceful. I have an invested interest in mental health and the drug addiction that is growing. Education is also very important and I believe in school choice.
The reason I am choosing to serve again is because our district needs representation and a voice. Our community has had enough of the Chicago style politics and the silence from our elected officials. It is very obvious how voting has been conducted by wheeling and dealing for political favors and handouts while forgetting the interests of the 18th District community members who put their trust into them. As your Senator, it will be my responsibility to help pass legislation that will better this district and the State of Illinois. To finally help bring a balanced budget, and address our pension crisis while practicing proper fiscal responsibility. I want to bring basic common sense back into Springfield.
It is time that we challenge those who believe they own Illinois. We need to make accountable those making choices that effect our lives. This Governor has closed Illinois too long with the help of JCAR. Many businesses have shut down and lost their purpose. Children have been prevented from attending their own schools. People are fleeing Illinois by the thousands. It is time to bring back checks and balances to Springfield. What has happened in Illinois can never happen again!