"Frankly the Democratic leadership in Springfield still want to tax
too much, spend too much and balance the books through borrowing
schemes," said Brady, R-Bloomington. "Their anti-business policies
have pushed Illinois to the bottom in economic development and job
opportunity for our citizens. They have hurt our central Illinois
industries, our vast agricultural potential and our ability to help
working families thrive.
"I intend to keep pushing hard for
reforms that bring greater financial security to our businesses and
families, whether it's real workers' compensation reform that
doesn't put the business community against the medical community,
educational reform that gives parents a greater role in their
children's educations, or real budget reforms that lower the cost of
government and reduce the tax burden on our citizens," Brady said.
In addition to his hometown base in McLean County, the new
district includes additional territory for Brady in Tazewell, Logan
and Sangamon counties and all of Menard County.
"I regret that I lost some areas that I currently represent,
because of strong ties to the people of those communities, but I am
excited to be running in new areas and becoming more familiar with
the challenges they face," Brady said. "I look forward to the 2012
campaign and continuing to work for a better future for the people
of central Illinois."
Brady, 50, served in the Illinois House of Representatives for
eight years and has represented a large part of central Illinois in
the Illinois Senate since 2002. He currently is an assistant Senate
Republican leader and was the 2010 Republican nominee for governor,
winning 98 of the state's 102 counties.
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"We will be thrilled to have someone representing all of Logan
County in Springfield who has invested in our communities, created
business here and who cares deeply about the financial future for
residents of Logan County and the entire state," said Logan County
Republican Chairman Dave Bender.
Among other accomplishments, Brady has been a leader in
bipartisan efforts to protect children from sexual predators,
rewrite the state's banking and insurance laws, provide health care
insurance for retired teachers, protect pharmaceutical benefits for
senior citizens, and revamp state campaign finance laws to curb
Brady is a self-employed businessman with financial interests
throughout central Illinois. He and his wife, Nancy, have
three children: Katie, a pediatric heart nurse in Chicago; William,
who graduated from law school last month; and Duncan, who will be
starting college in the fall.
[Text from file received from Brady for Senate]