Ex-Air Force colonel sees need for change in Illinois Senate
More than two decades as a member of the U.S. Air Force steeled Craig Wilcox for any legislative battle he might face if elected to the Illinois Senate, according to his recent campaign announcement.
Wilcox, a retired Air Force colonel, is hoping to replace Sen. Pamela Althoff (McHenry) in Senate District 32.
“For 24 years I made tough decisions while serving our nation and will bring that commitment to our state capital,” he said in his announcement. “The Air Force taught me to live by core values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Values I intend to take to Springfield.”
Wilcox supports a conservative reform policy agenda, disagreeing with the direction that recent policies have taken the district.
“Just last month, the Springfield ruling class passed a 32% income tax hike that will impose a significant per-family increase in our communities,” he said in his statement. “On top of this, homeowners in Lake and McHenry Counties pay the highest property taxes in the nation, driving families out of our communities and destroying our home values.”
Wilcox said he is committed to lowering taxes and reducing regulations.
“State government needs reform and implementing that values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do would be a good place to start,” Wilcox said in his statement.