Chris Miller: 'Choice between Reagan conservative and tax-spending liberal'
Chris Miller wants voters to know their choice in the 110th District state House race when they head to the polls on Tuesday.
“My closing message to them is you have a choice between a Reagan conservative and a tax-spending liberal only interested in finding more ways to spend your money,” Miller, running against Shirley Bell (D-Mattoon), told the East Central Reporter. “If you want smaller government and lower taxes, I’m your guy, with that being the essence of the platform I’ve run from Day 1.”
Miller said voters have come to realize they can’t depend on Bell for any of those kind of policies.
“All she offers is higher taxes and more regulations,” he said. “Democrats and Mike Madigan are already using code[d] language telling taxpayers they plan on taking even more of their hard-earned money.”
In arguably one of the more volatile political seasons, Miller said he’s found that one issue remains constant.
“I haven’t talked to one person in the district that doesn’t want Mike Madigan gone and I’ve assured them that I’m on board with that by signing the petition to never cast [a] vote for him as Speaker,” he said.
As bad as things have been, Miller said he’s worried that they can get worse.
“The consummation of a Madigan/ J.B. Pritzker political marriage will make the climate even more hostile for businesses and families and you will only see out-migration escalate,” he said. “That only means a smaller tax burden and a bigger burden on everyone else.”
Miller is spending the final days of the campaign meeting and greeting as many voters as he can.
“We’ve got to get the vote out,” he said. “That’s been a constant rallying cry, and not following through on it will only make our problems worse.”
The 110th House District includes Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Edgar and Lawrence counties.