From the Campaign Office of Andy McKenna for Governor
October 27, 2009
CHICAGO – Family businessman and community leader Andy McKenna launched his bid for Illinois Governor today, calling for a drastic change in the way Springfield does business.
“It is time to put our house back in order,” said McKenna. “We need to hold the line on taxes, reign in out of control spending and put a stop to the corrupt practices which have plagued our government for far too long.”
McKenna kicked off a three-day statewide tour in Chicago at City Escape, the first business created with the help of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, an organization in which McKenna is a founding co-chair.
In conjunction with today’s public announcement, the McKenna for Illinois campaign unveiled “Hair Today,” a short film highlighting the culture of corruption and fiscal irresponsibility that has prevailed in Springfield for decades and McKenna’s ability to bring real change to Illinois.
“The politicians in charge of our state continue making commitments they simply cannot keep,” added McKenna. “It will take someone from outside Springfield to hold our government accountable and bring the fiscal responsibility and tools for job creation that Illinois needs.”
McKenna was joined by his running mate, State Senator Matt Murphy, who has spent the last three years in Springfield fighting to lower taxes.
“Springfield is a tax and spend budgetary mess,” said Murphy. “I’ve been down there three years offering alternatives, but with Andy McKenna and me in charge, we will get it done.”
Andy McKenna is a family businessman and community leader who resides in Chicago with his wife, Mary. They have four children.