Chicago Tribune Editorial Board endorses Bailey
Darren Bailey has been endorsed by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board in his run against Rep. Dave Reis (R-Willow Hill) in the 109th District.
In tabbing Bailey, a farmer from Xenia who has never held elected office, the newspaper touted his toughness and commitment.
“Darren has the spine required to make a real difference in Springfield,” board leaders said in a press release. “Reis voted for an income tax hike with no spending reforms, got cold feet and tried to block it a few days later. The GOP caucus lost a lot of spine in the days leading up to those votes. Darren Bailey was paying attention.”
Bailey, a longtime local school board member and co-founder of Full Armor Christian Academy, has graciously accepted all the praise.
"I'm honored to receive this endorsement from the Chicago Tribune and excited for the opportunity to continue serving the people of the 109th District," he said in the release.
Bailey, who is running on a platform of greater fiscal responsibility and more government accountability, has vowed to donate $20,000 of his salary each year to charity and not to accept a pension.
“Anything to help people get from under all these monstrous taxes,” he previously told the SE Illinois News.