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State Representative-Elect Adam Brown to Open New Office Soon

Decatur – State Representative-Elect Adam Brown will soon open a district office with standard business hours. Brown will be sworn into the 97th Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday, prescription January 12th. Details of an official opening will be forthcoming.  The legislative office will be located at 101 S. Main St., Suite #LL3. The phone number is 217-791-5280. Please check back for further updates.

Brown calls for prohibition on state incentives that help companies move from one Illinois community to another

Decatur…Adam Brown, buy the Republican candidate for State Representative in the 101st District, order wants to prohibit future state incentives that help companies move from one Illinois community to another.  Last week, the State of Illinois announced a $15 million investment package to help Tate & Lyle move jobs from Decatur to suburban Hoffman Estates.

“The incentive package being provided to Tate & Lyle shows exactly what is wrong with our state’s current leadership,” Brown said.  “Governor Quinn is spending 15 million of our tax dollars to help move Decatur jobs to Cook County.  I will do everything I can to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again.”

Brown, a Decatur City Councilman, pointed out the economic disparities between Decatur and Hoffman Estates.

“I am outraged that Governor Quinn is helping send Decatur jobs to Cook County,” Brown said.  “We have a 13.2 percent unemployment rate here in Decatur, whereas Hoffman Estates only has 8.3 percent unemployment.  Over 8,400 families are out of work in our area.  What right does Pat Quinn have to decide which city wins jobs and which city loses jobs?  The Governor should not be using our tax dollars to help pay for an intra-state corporate move.”

Brown’s proposal would prohibit the State of Illinois from providing grants or incentive packages to companies that move jobs from one Illinois community to another, unless the State first makes public any incentive packages offered to the company by out-of-state competition.  If the State cannot demonstrate that there is out-of-state competition, then no state funds can be used to help a company relocate within Illinois.

“Tate & Lyle and A.E. Staley have a 100-year history here in Decatur,” Brown said.  “Generations of Decatur families have earned a living working for Staley.  Tate & Lyle can make whatever decision they want, but we don’t have to provide them with state subsidies to move our jobs to Cook County.  I will continue to work with city and state officials to ensure that Tate & Lyle remains a vital part of our community.”

Brown exposes Flider’s hypocrisy on illegal immigration; Flider was against E-Verify before he was for it

Decatur…Adam Brown thinks voters should be wary of Rep. Bob Flider’s new-found position on illegal immigration.  Brown, more about the Republican candidate for State Representative in the 101st District, about it has exposed Flider’s hypocrisy when it comes to his voting record on illegal immigration.

“A week ago, Rep. Bill Mitchell and I introduced legislation that would require Illinois businesses to participate in the federal E-Verify program, to crack down on the hiring of illegal aliens,” Brown said.  “A week later, Rep. Flider is proposing the same thing.  The problem is that Flider twice voted against E-Verify.  Bob Flider was against E-Verify before he was for it.”

On October 13th, Rep. Bill Mitchell filed House Bill 6924, which requires Illinois employers, after hiring an employee, to verify the employment eligibility of the employee through the E-Verify program.  Mitchell and Brown held a press conference that day announcing their legislation.

Flider responded by calling Mitchell and Brown’s legislation an “election-year gimmick.”  A week later, however, Flider has now copied their idea, claiming it as his own.

“Bob Flider has a terrible record on illegal immigration,” Brown said.  “Rep. Flider voted to give taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal aliens, costing Illinois taxpayers $55 million per year.  Then Flider voted to prohibit Illinois companies from verifying a new employee’s citizenship.  He actually voted to reject the federal program aimed at cutting down on illegal immigration.”

Eight-year incumbent Rep. Bob Flider voted for HB 1744 (PA 95-138), which prohibited Illinois employers from enrolling in the federal E-Verify program, preventing companies from verifying the immigration status of newly hired employees.  A subsequent change in state law allows employers to voluntarily participate in the E-Verify program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Flider also voted against voluntary participation in E-Verify, making Flider one of only eight House members to vote against SB 1133 (PA 96-623).

“The problem with Bob Flider is that he always tries to take both sides of the issue,” Brown said.  “He was against E-Verify before he was for it.  He was a Republican before he was a Democrat.  He was a lobbyist for AmerenIP before suddenly becoming a crusader for consumers.  He supported Rod Blagojevich before he opposed him.  Three times, Flider voted to make Mike Madigan Speaker of the House.  Now he says he doesn’t know who he’ll vote for Speaker because he doesn’t know who’s running?  Give me a break.  Does he really think voters are buying his hypocrisy?  Bob Flider stands for nothing.”

Congressman Schock endorses Brown for State Rep.

Decatur…Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL 18th District) has endorsed Adam Brown for State Representative in the 101st House District.  Schock announced his endorsement of Brown in Decatur Wednesday.

“Adam Brown is an independent leader we can trust to clean up the mess in Springfield, salve ” Schock said.  “Voters can count on Adam to get Illinois working again.  I’m pleased to endorse my friend Adam Brown for State Representative.  He will bring new energy and a fresh perspective to state government.  To truly change Springfield, view I urge voters to support Adam Brown.”

Councilman Brown thanked Congressman Schock for his support.  Brown pledged to the voters that on day one in office, cost he’ll get to work on balancing the budget and creating good-paying jobs for Central Illinois families.

“I’m honored to have the support of Congressman Aaron Schock,” Brown said.  “In Congress, Aaron has focused on cutting wasteful spending and getting our economy back on track.  I pledge to the voters that as your State Representative, I will work tirelessly to get spending under control and create jobs and opportunity right here in Central Illinois.  Together, we’ll bring accountability back to Illinois.”

Aaron Schock served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2005 – 2008, when he was elected to the United States Congress from Illinois’ 18th Congressional District.

Adam Brown is a fifth-generation family farmer and Decatur City Councilman.