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“Pay to Play” Appears To Be Part of Governor Quinn’s Agenda Again

-AFP Launches Letter Writing Campaign to Urge Fast Decision
on Careen Gordon Appointment-

 

CHICAGO– The Illinois chapter of free market grassroots organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP-IL) announced today they will embark upon a letter writing campaign asking the Illinois Senate Executive Appointments Committee to make an immediate decision on Governor Quinn’s appointment of Careen Gordon to an $85,000 a year spot on the Prisoner Review Board.

 

“This type of appointment reeks of the same type of “Pay to Play” politics in which ex-governor Rod Blagojevich participated.  This is another slap in the face of the governor’s once touted “Reform Commission” and their many recommendations- most of which the governor has chosen to ignore,” said Joe Calomino, Illinois’ state director of Americans for Prosperity.

 

In case you missed it, the Senate Executive Appointments Committee has a problem on their hands thanks to Governor Quinn’s appointment of Careen Gordon to an $85,000 a year spot on the Prisoner Review Board.

 

Careen Gordon is a former Democratic State Representative who lost her re-election bid last year to GOP candidate Sue Resin.  During her campaign, Ms. Gordon campaigned strenuously against Governor Quinn’s tax increase, vowing to oppose it and stressing that it was the wrong direction for Illinois. 

 

After losing her election, Ms. Gordon changed her views on what was good for Illinois taxpayers.  On January 11th, the last day of the lame duck session, Ms. Gordon chose to cast the deciding “yes” vote on Governor Quinn’s 67% tax increase. 

 

Three days later, on January 14th, Governor Quinn filed paperwork appointing her to the $85,000 a year spot on the Prisoner Review Board.

 

Currently, the Democrat controlled Senate Executive Appointments Committee has repeatedly failed to schedule a hearing on the appointment of Gordon.  In the meantime, Ms. Gordon continues to serve on the Board and is receiving her taxpayer funded compensation.

 

Americans for Prosperity will be urging their members to contact the Senate Executive Appointments Committee NOW and tell them to do their job and vote, one way or the other, on Ms. Gordon’s appointment. 

 

Members of the Senate Executive Appointments Committee are as follows:  Antonio Munoz (D), William Delgado (D), James Clayborne (D) , Jr., Maggie Crotty (D) , Kimberly Lightford (D), Tim Bivins ( R) , David  Luechtefeld ( R) , John Millner ( R), Dale Righter ( R)

 

Concerned citizens can contact members of the Senate Executive Appointments Committee here:  http://www.capwiz.com/americansforprosperity/issues/alert/?alertid=...

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