Gov. Quinn and Sheila Simon are not a new team. They have worked successfully in achieving campaign finance reform, and they look forward to working together on many shared goals. Both are passionate advocates for improving job opportunities for Illinoisans and both recognize the fundamental role of education in making those opportunities available to everyone. Sheila would like to use the office of Lt. Governor to build new partnerships for future job development. Sheila is committed to bringing together educational resources, large and small businesses, non-profit organizations and international contacts to help prepare Illinois for jobs in an increasingly green and global future.
The Lt. Governor also has specific responsibilities, many of which deal with rural and small-town Illinois. Sheila's deep roots in southern Illinois and background in city and county government help her understand the importance of a voice for rural Illinois in our statehouse.
Sheila also has a long-standing commitment to addressing and preventing violence, particularly domestic violence. Here, too, the office of Lt. Governor can be used to bring together the wide array of community resources that need to work in concert in order to build a safer Illinois for our families and children.