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.
Jonathan listened to his constituents, and was one of the first legislators in his party to come out and say he will not be voting to reinstate Michael Madigan as Speaker of the House. He has worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and has been instrumental in passing many of the ethical reforms that will stop the practice of self-dealing by members of the General Assembly.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan strongly opposes taking away health care from millions of Illinois residents with pre-existing conditions. He has fought tirelessly for and passed bills that ensure children and adults have access to life-essential medication in addition to passing legislation that makes food allergy information more transparent and visible. He continues to maintain his opposition to attempts to strip healthcare away from millions of Illinoisans.
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.
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.
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.