Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Darren Bailey Visits Southland (Alsip, IL) — State Senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey headlined a southland Black Republican event in Alsip and told the crowd of more than 300 people that the key to changing Illinois is to rally around common goals of safer streets, better schools and lower energy prices and job creation.
“What my opponent is trying to do is divide us because he knows that if we are focused on fighting each other, we are not paying attention to what is going on in our state. The truth is we have more in common than we realize. I am a farmer from rural Clay County, but I can tell you in traveling this state, I know firsthand that there is more that unites us than divides us. We all want safe neighborhoods. We want to be able to afford to put gas in our cars. We don’t want to have to take out a second mortgage just to heat our homes in the winter and cool them in the summer. We want good schools for kids. And we want accountability in government. We pay some of the highest taxes in the nation and what are we getting for our money? Our state agencies are being run into the ground. I hear all of the time from people who are dissatisfied with the time it takes to get answers to basic questions. We deserve better.
As Governor, I am going to make sure you the people finally have a seat at the table. I am going to be a Governor for the whole state and focus on uniting our state instead of engaging in the politics of personal destruction that is the calling card of my opponent.”
About Darren Bailey
Bailey is a third-generation farmer from downstate who today, along with his sons, owns and operates Bailey Family Farm. He was elected to the state legislature in 2018 and, in 2020, led the charge against J.B. Pritzker’s harmful lockdowns and mandates that hurt businesses and children’s education across the state. Bailey and his wife of 35 years, Cindy, live on the farm in Southern Illinois.
The general election for governor will occur on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Darren Bailey Visits Southland