GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason released the following statement Wednesday:
“I ran for office to give the people of our communities a voice in Springfield after their needs went unrecognized and unmet for so long. The trust people placed in me means so much, which is why I’ve worked hard to be true to that promise. From the beginning, I’ve backed efforts to change the system; I’m working across the aisle to prohibit legislators from working as lobbyists on the side, I’ve voted to crack down on red light camera schemes that enrich insiders at our expense, and I co-sponsored legislation that created an Ethics Reform Task Force to lead the effort for significant change.
“We know Springfield needs to change, and that change has to be bigger than the petty partisan games that have failed our families again and again. This has to be about changing the way the system works for our families. That’s why I am asking the Ethics Reform Task Force to draw from the best suggestions legislators, newspaper editorials, and citizens from across the state are sharing, and provide us a package of real reforms that will get things done.
“If at any time anyone in our government is proven guilty of abusing the public trust, they must held accountable – without exception. And I am calling on all my fellow legislators to stand with me to enact the strongest ethical reforms so we can all get back to fully focusing on the important work that we have been entrusted with by our constituents.”
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