Senator Kyle McCarter has announced he will be running for reelection. McCarter became the state senator for the 51st district in February 2009, when he was appointed after Senator Frank Watson retired.
He was elected for a two-year term in 2010 and again in 2012 for the newly created 54th State Senate District. The 54th State Senate District includes all or part of Bond, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Madison, Marion, St. Clair, and Washington counties.
He says he will continue to fight to protect the residents at Murray Center, commenting that with as much waste, fraud, and abuse taking place in Illinois government, it is immoral for state government to put the lives of the most vulnerable in jeopardy because of a misguided budget process.
According to McCarter, people are looking for ethical, honest, and transparent behavior in their elected state officials and government. Unfortunately, he notes, Illinois has been plagued by political corruption and cronyism for way too long.
“The good citizens of Illinois in the 54th District are looking for someone with bold leadership to put Illinois on the right track, both politically and economically,” comments McCarter. “We want Illinois to be a place where our children return one day to live and raise their own families. Working with both political parties as I have done on major issues like Workers Comp, pension and welfare reform is the key to making this a reality. I look forward to speaking on behalf of the people of the 54th Senate District in this next term. I still believe, “There is Hope For Illinois.”