Washington, because he did not over-reach with the new office, thereby keeping the Presidency in Constitutional perspective.
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Member of Mensa
Personal Hero and Why:
Both my parents, because so very much of who I am is due to both the good and bad examples they have provided me.
Person Most Want to Meet (Dead or Alive):
Groucho, not Karl, Marx
First, there must be an all-hands-on deck approach to repairing Illinois' economy. Following a close second is educational reform to put Illinois on all parents' short list for places to raise their children. Thirdly, but only by a hair, is a more cost-effective criminal justice system that swiftly turns first-time offenders into last-time offenders through recidivism-reducing policies. These three objectives are, to me, the essential three-legged stool of sound, pro-growth, and self-limiting governance.
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
My reason for seeking this office is that I am fed up with our incumbent's inability to act like a leader, and I deeply care about the focus and progress of my city and state. Illinois has a political sickness that has given us a government with a criminal past, a catastrophic present, and a comfortless future. As Illinois burns to the ground, and the Chicago Democrats, along with their liberal accomplices, hide the gasoline and matches before November 2nd, regular men and women across Rockford, and throughout our state, need to step up and say, "I will do the heavy lifting. I want to make things better." Well, I am here to lead that reform. I am here to move the flag forward.