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Laura Fine for State Representative 'Stands Out From the Rest'

One Glenview reader shares a letter in support of Fine, who is running for a State Rep. seat in the 17th District.

Dear Editor,

Every year we hear about politicians who claim they want to go down to Springfield and fix the problems that have plagued our state for many years. Usually it is just political rhetoric, but this year I believe we have a candidate that can truly make a difference.

Laura Fine, candidate for state representative, is an individual who I believe stands out from the rest.

She’s not a career politician; she is a mother, a teacher and a neighborhood volunteer. She’s not running for office for personal gain, she is doing this for the community that rallied around her and her family with they needed it the most.

She is doing this for the right reasons, which is to represent the people, not the special interests. She knows that our state needs to get its fiscal house in order and that is why she wants to review the state budget line by line to remove unnecessary and wasteful spending so we can preserve funds for our most needy.

I hope that we will be lucky enough to call Laura Fine our new State Representative this November.

Sincerely,

Pauline K. Roth 
Glenview

Deadcatbounce September 21, 2012 at 08:01 PM
When I saw this on her campaign literature, I said another clueless candidate, with no idea what's she talking about ... Preventing Unfair Property Tax Increases Laura Fine knows that homeowners shouldn’t pay higher property taxes when home values are falling. That’s why she will work to provide relief by pushing for a new law to freeze property taxes when home values decline. Let me help Laura, all values have declined and they will continue to decline, but who is going to pay for the pension mess and escalating teacher salaries?
Keith September 21, 2012 at 11:16 PM
So Laura Fine is nice. Well, niceness alone doesn’t cut it. Neither does good intentions. And “good” is relative. No one seems to think outside the box. Illinois and indeed the feds, are in such debt because of the generations of Santa Claus politicians who want to give something away at taxpayer expense. They've long ago forgotten that government was meant to keep the laws and protect us from inside corruption and outside attack, and that's it. This, so the private sector of The People can go about its business as it sees fit, without guidance or interference. Instead we've got massive bureaucracy, regulations and handouts, all run by self-serving politicians pandering for votes. To them, public service means self-service. It’s they who’ve built the box we’re in. To redeem ourselves, we need a mind set that says, “if it can be done in the private sector, it should be.” And then we can go on from there to deconstruct our obese behemoth government that is so expensive. Keep in mind the business model of government: the cost of government is an overhead cost to all our family enterprises, combined. So the 100+ year ramp up of our overhead has made us all less profitable in a business sense, and less wealthy in a family sense. With running $1.3T deficits at the federal level, what must our overhead be? Illinois’ numbers may be different but the principle is the same. For me, Laura Fine or anyone else, needs to prove that they will think outside the box.
Deadcatbounce September 22, 2012 at 01:35 AM
We need politicians with ideas, not the same old cliches like vote for me and I'll lower your taxes. Sorry Laura, but take your lower taxes and green jobs and Shove it where the sun don't shine!
Eric Lieberman October 01, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Straight Dope About the North Shore Districts: The predominance of the coverage by Evanston Patch of the Fine - Frank race for State Rep may leave Evanston readers a little mislead and confused about who is running to represent them in the General Assembly in Springfield. The fact is, Evanston is divided into two State Representative Districts: the 17th and the 18th. The 17th - the district which I will call the "FrankenFine District" takes in a piece of the west side (the "Skokie side") of Evanston. The rest of Evanston, however, falls into the 18th Representative District in which I (Eric Lieberman) am running against Robyn Gabel, our incumbent. The 18th district is made up of many North suburban communities, including all or part of Evanston, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka. You can Robyn and mu Patch profiles at http://wilmette.patch.com/articles/election-2012-il-18th-district-house-race. (Don't ask me why Robyn and I seem to have been adopted by Wilmette Patch while the majority of our voters live in Evanston.) Now, Robyn's site has a link to an "alleged" map of the 18th - http://newmediaauthority.com/gabel/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/District18.jpg - but it is wrong since it describes how the district looked in 2001. I have yet to find a decent and current map of the 18th Rep Dist. Anyone have a URL to one? Eric Lieberman www.liebermanforillinois.com
Keith October 19, 2012 at 04:02 AM
So you support Laura Fine, a Liberal Democrat from a Liberal district. And you like Daniel Biss, a Liberal Democrat from a Liberal district. And you want them to route out the corruption within the "quagmire of thieves, liars and cheats", which is comprised of mainly Liberal Democrats who have spent us into oblivion and taxed us to death. And you expect us to believe that you're a "conservative , republican"?

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