I’m Robert “Rusty” Stevens, and I am making my debut in running for elected office. It would be my high honor and distinct privilege to serve the great citizens of Illinois’ 46th district in Springfield as your elected State Representative, including Glendale Heights, Villa Park, Addison, Bloomingdale, and parts of Elmhurst, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, and Oakbrook.
I am a resident of Villa Park and a small business owner. For the past four decades I have worked as a city and a regional truck driver. I’ve covered nearly every mile of our district and state. Based on what I have observed, particularly over the past decade, taxes, crime, and parental rights are a matter of grave concern to me, and a matter of grave concern to nearly every individual who calls Illinois their home.
Our state is being exploited by politicians who view the people of Illinois as subjects rather than citizens. This mindset must come to a stop. At the same time, our current taxes are resulting in residents leaving this state for other states in record numbers. The crime statistics in our state reflect the pure negligence of politicians too busy getting high on taxpayer dollars to do their jobs. This is neither acceptable nor sustainable and it must come to an end immediately.
The politicians who are currently in charge in Springfield are addicted to power, fame and legacy and we the citizens are suffering from the consequences of the resulting bad decisions and bad policies. The State of Illinois is hitting rock bottom while the politicians continue to abuse the public trust. We are not supposed to serve our elected officials; we are supposed to be served by our elected officials. We need a solution to address this problem and it is my intention to be part of that solution.
I’m not a career politician. I’m a career citizen. I love my state and I love the people who want to help and the people who want to be helped. Help send me to Springfield! I pledge to represent and deliver for YOU! We deserve better than the status quo!