Kankakee’s Parkhurst ready to shake up Illinois
Lindsay Parkhurst, the newly sworn-in state representative from Kankakee, recently vowed to get right to work on her priorities: employment, a balanced budget and government reform.
“It will be hard work filled with tough decisions, but I am excited to begin working for you,” Parkhurst said.
An attorney, Parkhurst unseated Democrat Kate Cloonen in November 2016’s elections to score an extra seat in Springfield for the GOP. She has already started pushing her agenda, particularly after the Chicago Tribune revealed sobering statistics about Illinois’ net population loss based on reports from the U.S. Census Bureau.
"Time is running out,” she tweeted on Dec. 21, 2016. “We need great reform of state government. Immediately,”
Also on Parkhurst’s agenda is unemployment. During her campaign, she committed to using her law expertise — a practice focusing on family law, bankruptcy and personal injury — to protect constituents in her home district.
“Illinoisans deserve a state government that cuts wasteful spending, balances its budget and lives within its means," Parkhurst said shortly after her election victory.
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