As the daughter of a teacher and sister to another, Amy knows a teacher has a challenging job and deserves our support. Decisions made about our children’s education are best made by those at the local level rather than those in Springfield who burden school districts with unfunded mandates that take teachers out of the classroom in place of more administrators.
Amy, a 20-year member of St. Mary’s Parish in Alton, will always uphold the sanctity of life and protect the rights of the unborn. Amy opposed passage of Illinois’ Reproductive Health Act, which removed the requirement for parental consent and made abortion a fundamental right up to the moment of birth.
The Second Amendment is a fundamental right ensured by the U.S. Constitution. As a state representative, Amy will defend those guaranteed rights in Springfield, as Chicago politicians look to chip away the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Amy is a proud FOID card owner and has a concealed carry license. Amy and her family are shooting sports enthusiasts and have financially backed the local gun range to encourage the availability of shooting sports for all.
Currently, Springfield politicians continuously ask taxpayers to pay more and more while failing to identify areas to reduce spending. That is wrong. Amy will pinpoint areas of waste as a first step in putting Illinois on a pathway toward fiscal solvency. As a CPA, Amy has twenty-four years of deep experience in understanding spending priorities and balancing the books of government and private business.
Springfield politicians raised the income tax twice in recent years, yet it has done nothing to get spending under control or to a place where Illinois can pay its bills on time. Now, those same politicians are asking taxpayers to make it easier to raise taxes by altering Illinois’ constitution.
Amy opposes efforts that place additional financial burdens on taxpayers and believes the already high taxes are driving businesses and residents away from our state. As a Township trustee, she cut Foster Township’s tax levy by 20%.