Republican candidate for governor, Bruce Rauner, was recently in town to speak to the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown.
Rauner, an independent businessman, said he’s running for governor to shake up Springfield.
He shared with the group he wants to focus on four main things: creating more business, lowering taxes, improving the education system, and imposing term limits on elected officials.
“I believe the career politicians are failing us. I can come in as an independent person and a financially independent person and turn it around so we have a booming economy creating more jobs for everybody and dramatically better schools,” said Rauner. “So then young people can be better trained to maximize their income overtime.”
The civic-minded club is non-partisan and doesn’t endorse candidates, but hopes to help educate their members by giving them the opportunity to ask questions.
Candidates Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have already addressed the club and Rotary Downtown has extended invitations to the remaining gubernatorial candidates to attend a future meeting.
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