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Jim Dodge wants lower taxes, efficient government

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By Glenn Minnis | Nov 6, 2018

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Jim Dodge: Republican running for state treasurer.

Jim Dodge is urging Illinois voters to throw their support behind the candidate that most reminds them of themselves. 

“My advice to everyone is settle on the candidate whose values and life experiences you feel most comfortable with so you can feel comfortable about the vast majority of the decisions they make,” he told Prairie State Wire. “I think any voter who takes that approach can feel good about their decision.”

With Illinois in a precarious position regarding its finances, Dodge said voters owe it to themselves to go the extra mile before casting their votes Tuesday.

“You have to ask yourself which party you trust more when it comes to issues like taxes,” said Dodge, running as a Republican for state treasurer against Democratic incumbent Mike Frerichs. 

“I know for the last several decades it's Democrats for the most part that have been in charge of this state and it’s their policies that now have us in such a rut."

Dodge said voters can only expect more of the same kind of policymaking from his rival.

“He’s a classic big government kind of operative who has already come out in favor of proposals like the progressive tax,” he said. “He just wants more government, more taxes and more spending, whereas I’m much more about efficient, effective government and lowering taxes so that people can keep more of their own money and have it to take better care of their families.”

Dodge said he is hoping to see more voters than ever turn out at the polls so that it sends a message to Springfield about how much change is needed and desired.

“I’ve been talking about all these things since Day 1 and people have certainly been responding,” he said. “I hope that they send the ultimate message come Nov. 6.

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