(Effingham, Il) – Earlier today, Blaine Wilhour Announced his Candidacy for the 107th House District. Wilhour will be on the ballot for the Republican primary against former Effingham City Council Member, Brian Mileville.
Melville was contacted in regards to Wilhour being his opponent, however he did not have a comment at this time.
The news of Wilhour’s candidacy comes less than a week after Marion County Board Member, Adam Smith, suspended his campaign. In addition, the current representative of the district, R- John Cavaletto, is not running for re-election, so he will not be on the ballot either.
Please see the press release below for more information on Wilhour.
Blaine Wilhour Announces Candidacy for State Representative in the 107th House District
Wilhour promises to fight for reform and protect our values in the Illinois House
“I believe there comes a time when regular folks need to step up,” said Blaine Wilhour. “That is why I’m proud to announce my candidacy for State Representative. I’m running so we can create jobs, cut taxes, enact term limits, and protect our values. Never before has there been such a stark contrast in priorities between the politicians and the hard-working Illinoisans who they supposedly work for, that must change.”
Blaine co-owns and operates Longhorn Buildings, LLC. He’s also a third generation family farmer, which he says gives him the insight and experience to make the changes necessary to represent the concerns of Illinoisans fed up with an out-of-touch government.
“I’ve seen first-hand the effects of a dysfunctional government that doesn’t promote business growth and development. Instead, we are burdened with policies that lack common sense, stifle our economy and ignore the reality the average citizen faces each day,” Wilhour said.
Blaine is not a career politician – his priorities are simple:
• CREATE JOBS – bring employees and employers back to Illinois by greatly improving our business climate with job-creating reforms
• CUT TAXES – roll back the 32% Madigan Income tax hike, and freeze our property taxes
• PROTECT OUR CONSERVATIVE VALUES – Pro-Family, Pro-Gun and Pro-Life rights
• TERM LIMITS – being a legislator wasn’t meant to be a career. Implement term limits and eliminate legislator pensions
Faith is Blaine’s guiding principle. He’s a committed Christian and understands the importance of family. Blaine and his wife, Amber, reside in rural Beecher City with their 3 children. They attend Christ’s Church in Effingham. Blaine is also an Army Veteran and a former member of the Fayette County Board.
I am running to be the next State Representative for the 107th District. I am a father and a husband, a third generation farmer, and a small business owner,” Wilhour said. “My goal is to restore hope, give a voice to the hardworking men and women who’ve been ignored, and promote prosperity and opportunity for a brighter future in Illinois for our children.”
Release Courtesy of Blaine Wilhour for State Representative 107th District