Key Issues

Jonathan is passionate about making change for a number of key issues: Creating Jobs, Education, Gun Safety, Health, Property Taxes, Seniors, Veterans and Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose. Click on the topics below to learn more…

Property Taxes
Reducing Local Government
Education
Gun Safety
Health
Seniors
Veterans
Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose

Property Taxes

Jonathan is fighting for property tax relief. Like you, he’s watched his family’s property taxes increase at an alarming rate. He is sick and tired of seeing families forced out of their homes. He wants to make sure that people are allowed to stay and prosper in the communities that they love.

Reducing Local Government

In the state of Illinois, we have way too much government. Jonathan is working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to reduce redundant and unnecessary layers of local government. This will, in turn, reduce overhead, as well as the over-inflated property tax burden.

Education

As the father of two, Jonathan wants to fully fund our schools in order to provide our children the best possible education. While some politicians choose political games over our students, Jonathan wants to provide fair funding for every school district—without picking winners and losers—and bring additional resources to local classrooms.

Gun Safety

Jonathan wants to ban deadly, military-style assault rifles, and better regulate gun shops to crack down on illegal gun sales. Jonathan is also standing up to the  NRA agenda and demanding common-sense reforms that prohibit individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list from obtaining guns.

Health

Jonathan strongly opposes taking away health care  from millions of Illinois residents with pre-existing conditions. Jonathan is sponsoring a resolution opposing President Trump’s attempt to slam through dangerous changes to federal health law, and he has fought tirelessly for and passed bills that ensure children and adults have access to life-essential medication. Jonathan has also passed legislation to make food allergy information more transparent and visible.

Seniors

Jonathan opposes reckless cuts to senior care. He is standing with AARP to stop a proposal that would strip life-saving care from elderly residents, eliminate criminal background checks on caregivers and deny home-delivered meals to thousands of seniors. His office also works with seniors to ensure that they have access to programs and benefits offered to them through local, state, and federal government.

Veterans

Jonathan is committed to ending veteran suicide. He wants veterans returning from combat overseas to receive needed care, expand job opportunities for service members, and cut red tape so veterans can access health care, job training and other services as soon as they get home.

Protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose

Jonathan knows personal medical decisions should be made by women and their doctors and not by politicians. He has worked with colleagues to ensure women have access to quality healthcare, and was a Chief Co-Sponsor of the historic Equal Rights Amendment.

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