©2011 Galesburg Broadcasting Co.
|Governor Candidate Visits Galesburg, Area Employer
|A Galesburg restaurant wasn't the only stop a Republican candidate for Governor made Friday while in the area.
Bloomington State Senator Bill Brady met with supporters and campaigned with other local GOP hopefuls late Friday morning, but before coming to town, he traveled to Alexis Fire Equipment to meet with owners, managers, and employees there.
Brady tells WGIL he has high praise for the fire truck and other equipment manufacturer, but heard they are running into some of the same problems he hears about from other businesses.
"Alexis Fire Equipment is one true...success story," Brady said. "The owner and the management over there, and the employees over there, know how to get things done and make it work. But they will admit to you it's difficult in Illinois in a competitive environment -- a state that has workers' compensation rates that are twice Indiana, a state that is far too reliant on property taxes."
Brady says if elected, he will work to change that environment, which will put more people back to work and bring more revenue to the state.
Brady calls himself the only real Republican running in the race, and the fact he's one of few downstate candidates for any statewide office should play in his favor.
(State Senator Bill Brady, a Republican candidate for Governor, talks with a potential constituent Friday morning at Spudo's in Galesburg.)
(9th Judicial Circuit Judge candidates campaigned Friday at Spudo's in Galesburg, including Galesburg Attorney Pamela Wilcox, standing left, and Associate Judge Steven Bordner, standing right dressed in the suit. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
|01 15 10 by Newsroom
Click here for the WGIL News Archive
Click here for national news
The following provision applies to all visitors (which shall include persons and representatives of legal entities, whether such representatives are persons or digital engines of a kind that crawls, indexes, scrapes, copies, stores or transmits digital content). By accessing this Web site or digital service, you specifically acknowledge and agree that: (i) Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium; (ii) No Associated Press materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use; (iii) The Associated Press will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing; (iv) The Associated Press is an intended third party beneficiary of these terms and conditions and it may exercise all rights and remedies available to it; and (v) The Associated Press reserves the right to audit possible unauthorized commercial use of AP materials or any portion thereof at any time.