A spirited debate last night between the Illinois Senate candidates for the 53rd district. In Crescent City, Senator Shane Cultra and Rep. Jason Barickman exchanged a few barbs over several issues, primarily the budget and who voted for issues that really pertain to the conservative east-central Illinois area.
The Republican Women’s Club of Iroquois County sponsored the event, which also included the 106th House candidates and Iroquois County Board candidates.
The county’s county-wide officers, who are unopposed, also addressed a select-audience of about 75 people at the Crescent City Grade school gym.
County Clerk Lisa Fancher explained the absentee voting process which is now underway for the March 20th Primary Election. State’s Attorney Jim Devine and Coroner Bill Cheatum also addressed those in attendance.
Barickman and Cultra answered questions about tort reform, reducing the state’s debt, attracting and retaining business in Illinois, the problems with Medicaid, and providing legislative leadership.
Cultra wasted little time lashing out at his opponents voting record…….
Barickman countered, saying mis-information is what voters need to pay attention to…………
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