Jobs have been leaving Illinois for other states. As the jobs leave, so do our neighbors and extended family members. Brad Halbrook has spent his whole life in Shelby County. He and his wife live less than ten minutes from their parents and their daughter lives less than an hour away. Brad recognizes that the opportunities for his daugher and son are dwindling.
Brad will work to make Illinois a destination for business again. Among the needed reforms are to lower worker's compensation costs, reduce the costs associated with frivolous law suits, and capping property taxes.
Brad will work to build a more comprehensive educational system that trains young workers for the jobs of the future as well as careers like health care and the trades. Brad knows that the greatest asset of our state is the people. He will work with universities, community colleges, high schools, and the private sector to establish a pathway to a career for every young person who wants to work hard, raise a family, and contribute to the well being of their community.