Major General (retired) Bill Enyart today stopped by Pully & Sons BBQ to hear directly from Southern Illinois voters concerned about how Washington politicians don't have regular people and middle class families best interests at heart. Enyart who spent the last 35 years serving Illinois in the military is committed to running a transparent campaign to create good jobs and protect middle class families.
Enyart recently released his plan to get Southern Illinois economy moving once again - all common sense solutions but Washington has been too broken to do it. He has pledged to protect Medicare and fight the Ryan plan that protects tax breaks for billionaires, oil companies, and corporate outsourcers.
"When I served as Major General of the Illinois National Guard, I always put Southern Illinois values of hard work, honesty, and fairness first, and that means taking on the tough challenges and bringing people together to find common sense solutions that save lives and strengthen our community," said Retired Major General Bill Enyart. "Southern Illinois families need to know that their next voice in Washington puts them first. I am running so that our Southern Illinois values are represented in Congress and that means creating jobs, responsibly reducing the deficit, and fighting for a strong middle class and a secure retirement."
Enyart has earned the support of Illinois AFL-CIO, Fire fighters, Teamsters, Laborers, Carpenters, Southwest Illinois Building Trades, and United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders, and HVAC Service Techs, cited Enyart's upbringing working alongside his father at Caterpillar as the only candidate who can be an effective advocate and leader for good jobs and a strong middle class in Washington.
Enyart, the son of a Navy firefighter, was raised with a deep commitment to service and the values of hard work and fairness. Early on, he worked alongside his father on the assembly line at Caterpillar -- a good job that helped his father take care of their family. For the past 35 years, Enyart has served Illinois in the military -- first as an enlisted man in the Air Force and then the Illinois National Guard where he rose to the rank of Major General and fought to keep bases and armories open to keep good jobs in the community.