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Thank You For Your Support and Congratulations

posted: March 21, 2012 • Categories: Campaign Updates

While we didn’t get the results we wanted in yesterday’s election, I’m still thrilled and humbled by the support and encouragement I received throughout the campaign. The opportunity to run for office in itself is a blessing and something worth celebrating.

I also want to congratulate Sean...

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Time to Get Out The Vote

posted: March 19, 2012 • Categories: Campaign Updates

After an energizing and issues-focused campaign, I’m excited that the time to vote is finally here. I’m so grateful for all the support I’ve received—from those who've given financially, from those who’ve given their time, and from those who’ve given their thoughts and prayers. All of it has...

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Update on Pensions for Part-Time County Board Members

posted: March 16, 2012 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues

Earlier this year in January, I told you about the incredibly generous compensation package part-time DuPage County Board Members receive [VIDEO]. At that time, we started an online petition for voters to pledge to support only those candidates who would propose eliminating publicly funded...

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8 Conservative Groups/Leaders Endorse Rivadeneira for DuPage County Board

posted: March 06, 2012 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues, Endorsements

In the past few weeks, I’ve been thrilled to gain the endorsements from eight influential and respected independent anti-tax and pro-family conservative organizations:

  • Tax Accountability
  • Family-PAC
  • Illinois Citizens for Life PAC
  • Illinois Family Action
  • For the Good of Illinois...

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Eliminate Publicly Funded Pensions for Part-Time DuPage County Board Members

posted: March 04, 2012 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues

Sign the Petition here to Eliminate Publicly Funded Pensions for Part-Time DuPage County Board Members

If you had a part-time, public-service job, how much would you expect to be paid? $15,000? $20,000?  $30,000? DuPage County Board members pay themselves $50,000/year of your tax dollars for...

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Increase Transparency Day 2: Make Contracts and Lobbying Information More Easily Accessible

posted: February 24, 2012 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues

On Monday, I posted about the need for increased transparency when it comes to County employee’s salaries and benefits packages. Today, we continue with two other key areas where DuPage County should be more transparent to taxpayers.

Contracts: The Illinois Policy Institute suggests...

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Increase Transparency: Post Employee Salary and Benefits

posted: February 20, 2012 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues

When I first raised the issue of the ridiculously generous pension DuPage County Board Members receive (and which they recently voted to continue to receive), many DuPage County residents responded in outrage. Outraged not only at this perk—virtually unheard of for private sector part-time...

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Exploring a County Board Run

posted: November 08, 2011 • Categories: Campaign Updates

Dear friends:

This summer, when news came that Pat O’Shea would not run for re-election to the DuPage County Board, several people asked me if I would be willing to run for the seat he would be vacating. At that time, my wife and I agreed that the timing didn’t feel right. And I decided not to...

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Senator Marco Rubio: Tio Tomas or Free Thinker?

posted: July 14, 2011 • Categories: Personal

I must give kudos to Ruben Navarette for being an equal-opportunity anti-amnesty basher. He goes after Democrats and Republicans who vote against amnesty and has done a good job of documenting (no pun intended) the lengths that Democrats have gone to vote against amnesty despite the overall...

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Grateful For Your Support

posted: November 23, 2010 • Categories: Campaign Updates

Last Thursday, Senator Dan Cronin called to notify me that I had not been chosen as the appointee for the State Senate seat he will vacate. Senator Cronin will appoint Ron Sandack, the current mayor of Downers Grove, to that spot.

While I was disappointed, as we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted you...

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