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Illinois State House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 77

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Anthony Airdo

Republican
Director of Sales (HVAC)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reduce the size and spending of government
  • Institute term limits
  • Improve government transparency for ease of access for the common voters

Experience

Experience

Profession:Director of Sales (HVAC)
Sales Director, May Aire Heating & cooling Co., Inc. (1988–current)

Education

Rosary College MBA, Business (1994)

Community Activities

Member, Italian American Police Association (1994–current)

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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 Anthony Airdo:

yes

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

Democratic leadership. Replace the Democratic leadership

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 Anthony Airdo:

Yes 

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

Formula doesn't need to be changed, the school districts should spend there money more efficiency.

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 Anthony Airdo:

I will consider all options that come before me through the legislative finance committee and party leadership.

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 Anthony Airdo:

Yes.  Yes.  We should look ath current RTA sales tax and motor fuel tax.

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 Anthony Airdo:

I support increased personnel contributions as a first step to pension reform.

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

It depends on the severityof the crime committed, and yes it would help put more money in the community.

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 Anthony Airdo:

If you have not been convicted of a crime, then you shouldn't loose your property.

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

no

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 Anthony Airdo:

between individual and there god

What measures do you support to reduce levels of gun violence?
Answer from Anthony Airdo:

Stricter incarceration laws for repeat offenders.

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 Anthony Airdo:

Support, it should $ 12.00 by 2020. Yes, they should follow the state laws.

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 Anthony Airdo:

Oppose, not necessary, there are enough taxes place on the general public.

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 Anthony Airdo:

Yes

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— October 7, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times

Anthony Airdo tells why he should be the state representative from the 77th district.

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