The Madison County Record Mar. 4, 2014, 10:11am

To the Editor:

It is without hesitation that I enthusiastically endorse Kirk Dillard to be the next governor of Illinois. Kirk is a tested, proven leader and the only one who doesn't need "on-the-job" training to help lead our state. His legislative experience and prior service to former Governor Jim Edgar are exactly what we need in a new chief executive. Kirk is the only candidate with the preparedness and vision to turn around Illinois.

With the support of former Governors Thompson and Edgar, Representative Kay and the unanimous endorsement to 2013-2014 "Conservative Summit," Senator Dillard is the only candidate who enjoys widespread support from both established policy maker and the grass roots wings of the Republican Party.

Senator Dillard has been a tireless advocate for Illinois' competitiveness; he knows that our tax rates, business regulation and tort system are all impediments to growing the private sector in the Land of Lincoln. I believe firmly that he will be the best state chief executive to help lure jobs into Illinois and grow our economy.

Having served over 30 years on the Madison County Board, I know that experience matters. Dillard's experience in both the public and private sector mean that he'll be ready to lead from day one. Do your part to help fix Illinois and join me in voting for Kirk Dillard for Governor.

Homer Henke


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