Governor Bruce Rauner officially endorsed Brad Halbrook in the 102nd Representative District Republican Primary.
“As a small businessman and farmer, Brad has the experience Illinois needs in Springfield," said Rauner. "During his previous service in the General Assembly, Brad established a strong conservative record by advocating for much needed reforms, economic growth and lower taxes. We need leaders like Brad Halbrook who will bring real-world business experience to the General Assembly. Career politicians and the special interests have stifled business for too long."
In addition to the endorsement, Rauner and his wife have contributed $10,800 to Halbrook’s efforts.
“I am honored by this endorsement from the Governor,” said Halbrook. “For four years, I have been telling people that Governor Rauner has a plan to turn Illinois around. Now, I hope that I can join him in Springfield to make that plan a reality for the families of the 102nd District.”
Halbrook has been an outspoken advocate for Rauner’s turnaround agenda that includes property tax reform, term limits, redistricting reform, and changes to Illinois’ worker’s compensation system.
“Thousands of families are leaving Illinois each year, looking for opportunity in other states,” said Halbrook. “The Governor and I want to stop that exodus and instead become a magnet for new businesses, entrepreneurs, and young people beginning their careers.”
Halbrook and his wife reside on their farm in Shelbyville. They have two children and one grandchild. Halbrook previously served in the Illinois General Assembly from 2012-2015.
The 102nd District includes all of Douglas, Shelby, and Moultrie Counties and parts of Champaign, Edgar, Macon and Vermilion Counties.