Bourbonnais, IL – Republican Jackie Haas, candidate for the 79th District of the Illinois House of Representatives, issued this statement following the Governor’s budget address:
“While politicians in Springfield are patting themselves on the back today and advocating for more spending, the truth is, Illinois is facing a lot of hardships: over $7 billion in unpaid bills, second-highest property taxes, a struggling economy, and businesses and families are leaving. We simply cannot spend money we don’t have.
“As state representative for the 79th District I will roll up my sleeves and work on bipartisan solutions to get the job done from restoring fiscal responsibility to helping to grow our economy.”
Jackie Haas runs a nonprofit and is from Bourbonnais, where she lives with her husband, Bill. They have two children.
The 79th is a suburban district in Illinois that includes parts of Braceville, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Essex, Herscher, Hopkins Park, Kankakee and Peotone.