Ammie Kessem, a Chicago police officer running in the GOP Primary in the 19th House District for the seat held by Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago), sees a contradiction in the party’s backing of Sen Ira Silverstein after he was stripped of his Senate leadership position, with some asking him to resign.
Jeremy Wynes, a Highland Park Republican running in the GOP primary in the 10th Congressional District for the seat held by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), has some impressive bona fides in terms of endorsements from newspapers.
“I think it's sad and disgusting that the Democratic Party keeps supporting Ira Silverstein,” Amanda Biela, who is running unopposed in the GOP primary in the 15th House District, which is part of Silverstein's 8th Senate District, told Chicago City Wire.
Ammie Kessem, a Chicago police officer running in the GOP primary for the seat held by Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) in the 19th District, has been talking about the issue of ethics violations and how they are dealt with at the state level.
A study by Illinois Policy shows that in the seven years after the financial crisis of 2008, property taxes for Illinois residents rose, on average, six times faster than household incomes. That fact is not lost on Amanda Biela, a Chicago schoolteacher who is running in the GOP primary for the seat held by Rep. John D'Amico (D-Chicago) in the 15th House District.
Amelia "Ammie" Kessem has been a Chicago police officer since 1999. Now she is running against incumbent Robert Martwick as a Republican for the Illinois House of Representatives seat in District 19 and reaching out to voters to talk about some of the problems that seem inherent in Illinois politics.
Like many other Illinois residents, including her peers in campaigns to unseat incumbent politicians, Ammie Kessem is waiting to hear about updates on how state offices will handle sexual harassment claims and other ethics violations.
In a post on Facebook, House District 19 Republican candidate Amelia Kessem is calling out Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios and others who she says have benefited from chicanery in the property tax assessment system.
Amanda Biela, who is gearing up for a bid for the 15th House District seat, referred to an article in the Economist that called the property assessment system in Cook County an unfair scheme in a recent social media posting and said residents are speaking out about their high taxes.
In the wake of harassment allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Republican Jeremy Wynes, a candidate for Illinois' 10th District, is asking his opponent, Rep. Brad Schneider, to return a $5,000 check that Schneider received from Franken's political action committee.