A2ND STATE SENATE

Informational

Guide

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Who is Peter Hurtado?
Peter Hurtado is a small business owner specializing in the metal forming and commercial lighting industry. He has been an innovator in the industry, creating jobs and economic growth for the last 23 years. A longtime resident of the area, Peter lives with his wife, Patricia, and three children. He currently serves as a Park District Commissioner, working towards transparency and accountability with tax dollars. Peter is an active member of our area's Catholic community, serving on several ministries at St. Mary Immaculate Church. A Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, he was chosen by Archbishop Peter Sartain to serve as a member of the Joliet Diocese Finance Committee. Peter has taken an active role in providing service to his faith and his community.

Why is Peter running for State Senate?
As a father and businessman, Peter is deeply concerned about Illinois' economic future.

Our state is now in the worst financial shape in the country and our legislators in Springfield show no signs that they are willing to change that. With a budget deficit of over $15 billion, billions in unpaid bills to school districts, necessary non-profits, and others, Illinois is upside-down on its finances an and carries unfunded pension liability of over $85 billion. We need a business-friendly voice in Springfield to promote Illinois' economic growth and create jobs right here at home.

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Where does Peter stand on the issues?
Eliminate Governor Quinn's income tax increase that has driven away employers and financially burdened Illinois families
Since Governor Quinn enacted a tax increase of 67% on personal income and a 45% increase on corporate income, tens of thousands jobs have disappeared from Illinois and companies such as Caterpillar (the largest employer in Aurora) have threatened to relocate their manufacturing facilities outside the state. Meanwhile, small businesses and families have struggled to pay the largest tax increase in the history of Illinois.

Bring fiscal solvency back to Illinois
Despite the largest tax increase in the history of Illinois, the state still has: a budget deficit of nearly $15 billion; the worst funded pension system of any state in the country (with an unfunded liability of $85 billion), and a multi-billion dollar backlog of bills owed to school districts, essential non-profits, hospitals, and small businesses throughout the state. To correct this disaster created by former Governor Blagojevich and current Governor Quinn, Illinois must return to fiscal discipline by first reforming its expensive and generous public employee pension system that is straining the state's finances.

Promote economic growth in Illinois
To begin rebuilding our state's economy, we must first repeal Governor Quinn's income tax increase. It has driven businesses and jobs away from Illinois long enough. We need to create fiscal stability in our state by creating balanced and sustainable budgets. These two elements are essential in order to convince businesses within Illinois that our state is a stable and a profitable location for their business to grow and thrive. Beyond these steps, we must also create incentives for local entrepreneurs to build their businesses and our economy by offering enhanced research and development tax credits and grants.

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Why should I support Peter Hurtado?
Because Peter is looking out for our future
As deficits go up, so do taxes.

Soon we may be paying more to service our debts than to repair our roads or educate our children. To keep vital services like local schools and hospitals functioning, we need to manage our tax dollars more efficiently.

Because Peter knows how to make tough economic decisions
As a small business owner, Peter has had to balance a budget and make tough decisions

in the process. He also knows what businesses need from Springfield in order to grow and create jobs. Peter's experience is critical for the future of Illinois.

Because it makes clear financial sense
Peter's first priority is to roll back the current tax hike and ensure that it does not become permanent as many in Springfield have publicly supported. A contribution to his campaign is an investment in a fair tax structure here in Illinois that will have a significantly lower impact on your personal bottom line.

Because Peter can win
This will be one of the closest elections in history, and polling and voter projections indicate that the 42nd State Senate race could be one of the closest in the state. The vote differential is expected to be lower than the polls' margins of error, which means every dollar, every minute spent talking to a voter, will mean the difference.

Because Peter needs your help
In order to get Peter's message of financial responsibility to the voters and educate our community about the issues, money needs to be raised. Our opponent is expected to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from labor unions and special interests. Our families and small businesses need your help to make sure that Peter's message is heard in Aurora, Naperville, North Aurora, Oswego, Montgomery, and Plainfield.

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How Can I Support Peter Hurtado?
Contribute!
The best way to support Peter is to contribute to the campaign directly. Checks can be made out to:
The Friends of Peter Hurtado PO Box 9317 Aurora, IL 60598

Host a Fundraiser!
Another great way to help support Peter is to host a fundraiser and spread the word of Peter's campaign.

Introduce Peter to Potential Supporters!
Peter needs to meet and speak with as many voters and supporters as possible. If you have friends, co-workers, or others that might be interested in supporting a candidate like Peter, he would like to reach out to them. Most importantly, Peter will not forget who he works for. Too often, it seems that our political leaders put their party or reelection needs ahead of the citizens they represent. Peter has always been an open and independent thinker whose only wish is to make Illinois great once again.

This election is about the future of our friends and family in Illinois-get them involved!

A copy of our report is(will be) available from the State Board of Elections, Springfield IL

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