Dwight Kay was one of our four candidates that For The Good of Illinois PAC supported during the 2010 General Election cycle. Against nearly impossible odds, KAY beat an 18 year incumbent state rep who started the election cycle with $1 million in his campaign fund.
1/3/2011 7:32 AM By Ann Knef
The Madison County Record applauds State Representative-elect Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) for convincing voters in November to retire Democratic incumbent Jay Hoffman of Collinsville.
Hoffman, a well-financed, 20-year career politician was part of the problem in our dysfunctional state legislature. He voted for policies that helped us achieve a $13 billion deficit and an $80 billion unfunded pension liability; he voted for policies that stunted job growth and economic development
He was a close ally of our felonious former governor and advanced the aims of business-bashing trial lawyers like his friends and associates at LakinChapman in Wood River.
Though long overdue, Hoffman’s forced retirement in the 112th House District signals a growing awareness in the Metro East that true prosperity depends on good government, not cronyism and paternalism.
As for solutions to our state’s oversized problems, we believe Kay’s fiscal experience as vice president of one of Madison County’s larger private sector employers – Cassens – will guide him as he makes public sector decisions. Let’s hope that when Kay takes office on Jan. 12 he will legislate as promised during his tireless campaign effort. His pledges included:
For his perseverance and promised responsible leadership, Dwight Kay is the Record’s Person of the Year.
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