Skillicorn embraces Trump volunteer who wants to 'drain the swamp' in Illinois
Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) says he is embracing a little-known, single father from Illinois who is eyeing a chance to run for state office.
Skillicorn said in a recent statement that everyone should know Shane Bouvet, an Illinois resident who made headlines as a campaign volunteer for then-candidate Donald Trump.
"A resident of Illinois, Bouvet is fed up with crony politics," Skillicorn said in the statement. "He wants to drain the swamp of state government that is drowning its citizens in the depths of taxation and regulation."
"He is a leading member of the silent majority in our great state, bringing new people and new ideas to bear," Skillicorn said. "Desiring to run against an incumbent Democrat, Bouvet stepped forward, but the Illinois GOP establishment isn’t interested. Well, I am."
Bouvet, who is a former night watchman, volunteered for the Trump campaign delivering signs and eventually serving as the campaign's social media coordinator in Illinois. He even spent what little money the struggling single dad had to purchase Trump stickers and delivered them door to door.
On the night before the inauguration, Bouvet got to meet Trump; and after hearing about all of Bouvet's work on the campaign, Trump sent him a $10,000 check, which Bouvet said he used to pay for his father's chemotherapy treatments.
"I am proud to stand with Bouvet and together call upon the Republican establishment to recognize the change that is in their midst," Skillicorn said.