By: Diane Benjamin
Term limits for Congress is one of the few nonpartisan issues in the country, career politicians are despised by both parties. This is a 2018 survey: https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/408781-americans-tend-to-be-in-favor-of-term-limits-for-most
82% of Americans want a Constitutional Amendment to make term limits in law.
So, Scott Preston sent out a press release yesterday with a list of who endorsed him for the 91st District. It is a whole bunch of career politicians, he wants to be one too:
Can you name one bill any of these have passed that make your life better?
Waiting . . . .Waiting . . .
Still waiting . . . . . .
Nothing? That is how they stay career politicians.
You don’t get appointed to a seat without the same philosophy.
Keep your head down and your name out of the news. Show up before elections, shake some hands and kiss some babies. Scott Preston is perfect for a long career, what can you point to as something he’s done on the Normal Council?
The press release has quotes from two of the above:
“Scott Preston is part of a new generation of leaders working to make Illinois a stronger, safer home for our families. He will fight to lower our overall tax burden so our children and grandchildren can afford to stay in central Illinois,” stated Congressman Rodney Davis.
Congressman Darin LaHood lauded Preston’s community engagement and strong support for quality education. “Scott Preston is a proven community leader who stands up for families, workers, and job creators. Scott shares our values and, as the son of a public school teacher, he understands we must give our children the educational opportunities to be successful.”
Did Scott lower taxes in Normal? No, he voted for increases. Proven community leader? That’s political speak for I can’t think of anything else to say about Scott.
You have a better option:
Jim Fisher. He won’t be a career politician retiring on a fat pension after doing nothing for decades to serve the people of Illinois.