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Illinois State House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 35

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Victor Horne

Republican
Compliance Investigator IDOA
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Responsible Fiscal Management-Pension Compromise-Balanced Budget with No Tax Increases
  • Elected School Boards
  • Improved Public Safety-Maintain number of Police Officers in our Communities

Experience

Experience

Profession:Compliance Investigator IDOA
Compliance Investigator, IL Dept. of Agriculture (1999–current)
LSC Barnard Elementry, Chicago Public Schools — Appointed position (2016–current)
Carpenter, Carpenters Union (1978–1999)
Administration, Veteran Administration Hospital (1976–1978)

Education

Chicago Junior Colleges - Chicago State Two years of College - No Degree, History - Spanish (2004)

Community Activities

Trustee/Advisory Board Member, Prayer & Faith Outreach Ministries (2015–current)
Volunteer Religious Teacher, Cook County Jail (2002–2008)

Biography

I was born and raised on Chicago's Southside and educated in the public school system. I finished and graduated high school while serving in the US Army in Stuggart Germany. I earned a honorable discharge and returned home as a Vietnam era Veteran and began raising a family. In college I studied History and began my working career at the Veterans Administration Hospital. From there I changed careers and entered an apprentice Carpenter program and worked as a commercial carpenter for the next twenty years. After retirement I began a new career with the IL. Dept. of Agriculture, my current employment.

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Questions & Answers

Questions from Chicago Sun-Times (15)

Do you support term limits for legislators? Do you support term limits for legislative leaders? Please explain.
Answer from Victor Horne:

Yes I do support term limits for legislators and legislative leaders

Who do you think bears responsibility for the budget stalemate? Do you have your own ideas on how to resolve it?
Answer from Victor Horne:

Yes Compromise, each side must give something

A June 3 New York Times op-ed was headlined “Higher Education in Illinois is Dying” because of significant funding cuts. Do you agree or not with Gov. Bruce Rauner that additional large cuts could be necessary?
Answer from Victor Horne:

Yes

How should the state’s school funding formula be changed to give all children a better chance at a quality education?
Answer from Victor Horne:

Incorporate Opportunity Scholorships

Without a budget, Illinois is spending much more than it takes in, leading to an ever-growing stack of bills, underfunded services and a growing deficit. What new revenue sources do you support to help fix this problem?
Answer from Victor Horne:

I don't support any new revenue but will work to eliminate wasteful and non-essential spending

A constitutional amendment is on the ballot that would require money raised for transportation not be spent elsewhere. Do you support this concept? Also, transportation planners say more money is needed for roads and bridges, Metra, CTA rail services and the like. Do you agree and, if so, where would you get the funding?
Answer from Victor Horne:

No new taxes or revenue, we are over taxed, Reforms and better fiscal management is needed

In the last session, the governor and Legislature turned their attention away from pension reform. What initiatives do you support to reduce the costs of pensions?
Answer from Victor Horne:

For new hires transition to a Defined Contribution Plan and/or 401K type plan, make adjustment to the Cost of Living Adjustments,

Do you support measures to reduce Illinois’ prison population and divert more money into community-based services?
Answer from Victor Horne:

Yes

There are calls to reform the state’s civil asset forfeiture system, which allows police and prosecutors to seize and take – permanently – property from someone who has not been convicted of a crime? What is your view?
Answer from Victor Horne:

I may agree

Do you support allowing transgender persons born in Illinois to change the gender marker on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery first?
Answer from Victor Horne:

No I do not support

What is your view on so-called “death with dignity” — physician-assisted suicide — which has become a contentious issue in other states? California’s End of Life Option Act took effect on June 9.
Answer from Victor Horne:

I don't agree with assisted suicide

What measures do you support to reduce levels of gun violence?
Answer from Victor Horne:

Common sense gun laws that target criminals not law abiding citizens, straw purchases, background checks for private, online and gun show sells, technology to trace illegal sales.

A number of states and local jurisdictions (including Chicago) have recently increased the minimum wage. Do you support or oppose a statewide increase in the minimum wage? If so, what should the new minimum be, and by when? Should local jurisdictions be prohibited from passing their own minimum wage laws?
Answer from Victor Horne:

I support a minimun wage that corresponds with rate of inflation

In the past couple of legislative sessions, there has been a proposal to add a 1 cent tax on all sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Illinois. Do you support or oppose such a measure, and why?
Answer from Victor Horne:

I oppose any tax increase, we are over tax and need tax releif

In recent years, there has been a growing push to increase the development and use of renewable energy sources. Do you support or oppose these preferences?
Answer from Victor Horne:

I support the development of all energy sources

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I have a conservative philosophy where I strive and believe in fiscal responsiblity, limited government, and low taxes,

Videos (1)

— October 3, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times

Victor Horne tells why he should be the state representative from the 35th district.

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