AVERY'S RECORD
CONSERVATIVE FIGHTER

Illinois is on the wrong track. Government continues to grow, and Chicago Democratic Leaders continue to prioritize maintaining their power over passing real reforms for our state. Corruption runs rampant, while income taxes and property taxes are on the rise. That’s why families are giving up on Illinois. State government’s culture of tax-and-spend must end before it’s too late.

That’s why Avery Bourne is running for state representative - to take power away from Democrat party bosses and put the people back in charge of our government. That’s why the American Conservative Union has ranked Avery as one of the most conservative lawmakers in Illinois. Avery’s record is clear - she’s a conservative fighter who shares our values.

TERM LIMITS NOW

OPPOSING MADIGAN

Mike Madigan has been Speaker of the Illinois House for 35 of the past 37 years. That much power in the hands of one person is wrong. That’s why Avery strongly believes in term limits, particularly legislative leaders like Madigan. Avery has consistently opposed Madigan’s reckless agenda of tax hikes, unbalanced budgets, self-dealing, and corruption. Avery has voted against Mike Madigan for Speaker of the Illinois House twice. If elected, Avery will vote against Madigan again. She has consistently called out Democrats who refuse to say whether or not they support Madigan as well.

END ABORTION

DEFENDING LIFE

All life is sacred and worth protecting, especially the unborn. Avery is pro-life and believes that life begins at conception. She opposes all legislation to expand abortion in Illniois and supports the repeal of legislation that authorized taxpayer-funded and late-term abortions. Avery is a pro-life leader in the General Assembly. In 2019, Avery led the floor debate in the Illinois House against the legalization of late-term abortions.

STANDING UP FOR OUR RIGHTS

2ND AMENDMENT

As a gun owner and strong supporter of our right to bear arms, Avery has consistently fought for our Second Amendment rights. She has opposed efforts of Chicago lawmakers to limit gun ownership and has sponsored legislation to repeal burdensome regulations on small gun dealers, close dangerous loopholes in the concealed carry law, and increase access to gun safety training for students. Avery has also helped pass legislation to give school districts access to more resources to hire armed school resource officers.

NO BLANK CHECKS

INCOMES TAXES

For years, politicians like J.B. Pritzker and Mike Madigan have pushed income tax hikes to pay for their out-of-control spending. That’s wrong. That’s why Avery voted against Madigan’s 32% permanent income tax increase and the Pritzker-Madigan effort to repeal Illinois’ flat income tax and give state lawmakers a blank check to raise taxes in the future. Avery has spoken out against J.B. Pritzker and Mike Madigan’s income tax hikes on the House floor.

SAVE OUR HOMES

PROPERTY TAXES

Illinois has the second-highest property tax burden in the nation, which is a major contributor to our worst-in-the-nation out-migration problem. That’s unconscionable, and it needs to stop. Avery supports efforts to give local governments more tools to lower property taxes, such as reducing unfunded mandates and increasing state support for local schools.

HIGH QUALITY LOCAL SCHOOLS

EDUCATION

In the past, our local schools have struggled due to lack of funding from the state. That’s wrong and that’s why Avery has fought to make sure our local schools receive their fair share of state funding - bringing millions more in state funding to schools in Christian, Montgomery, Macoupin, and Madison Counties. This investment means better opportunities for our students, more resources for our teachers and classrooms, and lower property tax burdens on local homeowners. Avery trusts parents, teachers, school boards, and local administrators, not politicians, to make the best decisions for students. That’s why she’s fought to keep political curriculum and spending mandates out of our local classrooms.

FIGHTING CORRUPTION

ETHICS REFORM

Corruption is running rampant in Illinois government. Day after day, we see new developments in federal investigations and more details of the corruption and self-dealing of Democrat politicians. Public service should be about serving the people, not serving yourself. That’s why Avery is a strong supporter of strengthening our state’s ethics laws to hold the politicians accountable. Avery strongly believes in term limits for all legislators, particularly legislative leaders like Mike Madigan. And, Avery believes that voters should be choosing their representatives, not politicians picking their voters. That’s why Avery supports fair maps and independent redistricting reform. We need to clean up state government and Avery is helping lead the charge.

GROW ILLINOIS

JOBS

Avery believes the surest way to turn our state around is with new jobs. Avery has opposed the Democrat’s job-killing regulations and tax hikes, like doubling of the minimum wage and new taxes on small businesses and family farms. Avery supported eliminating fees for small businesses, creating new economic incentives for employers who grow their businesses in local communities, and historic investments in our state’s roads and bridges, creating hundreds of thousands of new good-paying, union jobs. Avery also supports encouraging the use of Illinois coal so we can re-energize our local mines.