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Chicago Tribune Endorses Jack Vrett for State Representative in the 53rd District

Updated: Nov 3

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: "Jack Vrett practiced law in one of the most dangerous parts of the world — eastern Afghanistan, where in 2010 he was deployed as a captain and an international law attorney helping with U.S. counterinsurgency operations. Now he’s a Republican running for this northwest suburban district, which includes Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows and Mount Prospect.

The 39-year-old Arlington Heights labor lawyer correctly says that Illinois cannot tax its way out of the pension crisis, and instead must combine pro-growth policies with bipartisan pension reform to put the state back on the path of fiscal stability.

Vrett’s opponent, Democratic incumbent Mark Walker of Arlington Heights, voted for a massive 67% income tax hike during his first term from 2009 to 2011. We took him to task last year for sponsoring legislation requiring new and prospective data centers to sign so-called peace labor agreements with unions representing workers who maintain infrastructure. Data centers are a fast-growing cog in the state’s economy, and measures like the one Walker pushed hinder rather than help the state. Time for a change — our endorsement goes to Vrett."

Link to Tribune's entire endorsement article:

Editorial: For Illinois House: Crespo, Mazzochi, Stevens, Grant, Nizamuddin, Wallace, Bos, McLaughlin, Vrett, Canty, Lupo, Litney, Carroll, Morgan, Didech – Chicago Tribune

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