Republican Chris Bos, a Lake Zurich minister, is challenging incumbent Democrat Mary Edly-Allen of Libertyville in the race for Illinois House from the 51st District, which takes in all or parts of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Buffalo Grove, Deer Park, Forest Lake, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, Tower Lakes, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, and Waukegan.
The Daily Herald recently asked the candidates a series of questions. Here are their replies. ...
Bos believes Illinois voters 'have finally come to understand what Mike Madigan has done to this state'
Republican state House candidate Chris Bos is hoping the current movement in Springfield can make all the difference for the long-troubled state.
“People have finally come to understand what (House Speaker) Mike Madigan has done to this state and how his system of corruption has run it into the ground,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “It’s been a long time coming, but they’re starting to feel for us to get Illinois back Mike Madigan has to go.”
With Madigan now at the center of an unfolding federal corruption probe involving ComEd and a pay-for-play scheme in which payments and perks where allegedly steered to the state’s longest-serving lawmaker in exchange for his support of certain legislation, voters have now taken to protesting outside of Madigan’s home in hopes that he walks away. ...
“Voters realize none of the things this state needs the most, things like pension and ethics reform, can’t happen as long as Mike Madigan is in charge.” - Chris Bos
Originally posted on Sept 19, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.
Chris Bos, along with 5 other major-party candidates for three Illinois House seats from the North and Northwest suburbs debated the proposed graduated income tax and the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a Zoom interview with members of the Daily Herald Editorial Board.
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Originally posted on Sept 14, 2020 by Daily Herald.
Republican state House hopeful Chris Bos hopes a still unfolding federal corruption probe is only the start to a long overdue push to clean up Springfield.
“Hopefully, in time, we can get to a point where people can trust Springfield again to do what’s in the best interest of people and not just the sharks,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “We’ve got to make changes in this state, or continue on the path of people leaving and an overall downward (economic) spiral.”
Federal authorities recently moved to charge Fidel Marquez, who formerly served as vice president of governmental affairs, with bribery and conspiracy stemming from his alleged part in a pay-for-play scheme ...
“Mike Madigan is the key to cleaning up all of Springfield. We can talk ethics reforms forever, but until he’s out it's all just talk.” - Chris Bos
Originally posted on Sept 11, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.
His top priorities include providing tax relief and eliminating corruption.
Running for: Illinois State Representative, District 51
Political party affiliation: Republican
Political/Civic background: Trustee, Ela Township (2017-Present)
Occupation: Director of Development, Reclaim13
Education: Northcentral University, Pastoral Studies (B.A.)
The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board sent nominees for the Illinois House of Representatives a list of questions to find out their views on a range of important issues facing the state of Illinois and their districts. Chris Bos submitted the following responses ...
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Originally posted on Sept 7, 2020 by the Chicago Sun-Time.
Bos blasts Springfield Democrats' continuing greed: 'You have individuals that are now literally robbing taxpayers'
Republican state House candidate Chris Bos seems convinced corruption in Springfield has fallen to levels not seen before in the sordid world of Illinois politics.
“It’s gotten to the point where you have individuals that are now literally robbing taxpayers for their own selfish interests,” Bos, who is now running against incumbent state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-Libertyville) in the 51st District, told the Lake County Gazette.
“We need to elect officials that are going to stand up against that corruption,” he added. “It starts with demanding that anyone now running for office make a pledge not to support Mike Madigan as House Speaker. ...
“We’ve got to get back to the point where the people are in charge of government instead of the government being in charge of the people” - Chris Bos
Originally posted on Sept 5, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.
Republican state House candidate Chris Bos views Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s persistent push of his progressive tax plan as a total indictment of his brand of politics.
“The governor speaks about this being a fair tax but nothing about it falls under that category,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “He talks about it only meaning higher tax rates for the state’s richest residents when we know that won’t hold up.”
Running against incumbent state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-Libertyville) in the 51st District, Bos argues just as troubling is the growing question of what could be motivating some of its biggest supporters.
The recent indictment of veteran state Sen. Terry Link (D-Indian Creek) on tax invasion charges makes him the fourth Democratic lawmaker to now find himself facing criminal charges. ...
“This is a Trojan horse where they’re looking to be able to do whatever they want and this tax opens the door to a pathway that we cannot trust.” - Chris Bos
Originally posted on Aug 30, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.
Bos suspects Springfield Democrats' sudden interest in ethics reform is 'just a ploy to score points with voters'
Republican state House candidate Chris Bos suspects Democrats may have ulterior motives for their sudden interest in bringing ethics reforms to Springfield.
“When you look at it, we’re only 70-some days from an election,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering if this is really about ethics or just a ploy to score points with voters close to an election. I place absolutely no stock in any of it.”
With longtime House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) now embroiled in a still developing federal corruption probe involving utility giant ComEd and a pay-for-play scheme, some Democrat lawmakers are pushing an array of reform measures they tout as ways to change the culture in Springfield. ...
“It’s even more suspicious when you consider Republicans have proposed plans similar to this before and nothing happened.” - Chris Bos
Originally posted on August 23, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.
Republican state House candidate Chris Bos is convinced Gov. J.B. Pritzker needs an updated job description.
“He keeps trying to govern through dictatorship and not based on his authority as governor,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “This continuation of trying to run the state based on fear, intimidation and arrogance instead of with the help of other lawmakers is almost doing more harm than good.”
Bos argues he doesn’t have to look far or wide for examples. ...
“They’ve been forced to shut down for months while the likes of the Walmarts of the world have been freely allowed to operate. It just doesn’t seem fair.” - Chris Bos
Originally posted on August 13, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.
Republican state House candidate Chris Bos isn’t convinced the COVID-19 situation calls for what Gov. J.B. Pritzker is now weighing.
“I would like to see more concrete data on why he’s thinking what he seems to be,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “This state still hasn’t recovered from his first shutdown order, especially our hard-hit small businesses, which at times have almost seem to be targeted.”
Citing rising infection rates that have moved 11 counties to “warning levels” for the spread of the virus, Pritzker recently pronounced the state is at a “danger point” for another potential shutdown.
“It’s one thing to say there are rising numbers and new cases popping up, but what about hospitalizations, recoveries and death rates?” Bos added. “All those things really matter, too.” ...
“We need all the voices of this state coming together and coalescing as one voice about what’s best for all of Illinois.” - Chris Bos
Originally posted on Aug 5, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.