Ammie Kessem, the Republican candidate for the 19th House District, recently posted a Facebook video criticizing the political quid pro quo that allegedly keeps longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) in power.
Since it was announced in May, a plan floated by the Chicago Federal Reserve to create a statewide residential property tax-- adding another $2,500 per year to the bill of a $250,000 Illinois home-- has been furiously, publicly opposed by Republicans across the state.
Republican Aimee Kessem's election campaign committee, Friends of Ammie Kessem, spent $18,629 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
Attempts by the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) to discredit state House candidate Ammie Kessem’s pro-union credentials are inaccurate and misleading, according to a recent editorial published on Medium.com.
Ammie Kessem, a Republican candidate in the 19th District race for the Illinois House, also criticized her opponent’s endorsement of Toni Preckwinkle, describing the mayoral candidate as the "Soda Tax Queen."
Ammie Kessem, the Republican candidate for the 19th House District, said she plans to work on cutting government waste if she is elected, not implement new taxes like the mileage tax that is currently being discussed.
Ammie Kessem, District 19 candidate for the Illinois House, recently signed “The People’s Pledge,” a growing effort of candidates and lawmakers to end Rep. Michael Madigan’s (D-Chicago) 30-year reign as House Speaker.
A groundswell of support among police, firefighters and trade-union members has led to a GOP resurgence on Chicago’s northwest side, according to Matt Podgorski, chair of the Northwest Side Republican Club.
Ammie Kessem, the Republican candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives’ 19th District, has been endorsed by the Illinois political action committee of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
House District 19 Republican candidate Ammie Kessem recently denounced her opponent, Rep. Robert Martwick (D-Chicago), for a social media post claiming credit for a $19.5 million property tax refund announced this month.