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Candidate Bio: Don Peloquin - 1st District

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Donald E. Peloquin has been the Mayor of Blue Island since 1985. He was previously the alderman of the 4th Ward for the City of Blue Island.

He is a member of the Republican Party.

Peloquin is running against Democrat Bobby Rush and John Hawkins.

On The Issues

Transportation - Don plans to be a strong advocate for transportation improvements to create corridor development and return the 1st District to a major national hub. Don believes that we must create an economic environment that will allow small businesses to grow and create jobs. Read more...

Health Care - Health Care reform is something we can all agree is necessary. There are many issues that congress could find some common ground on such as protection for pre-existing conditions and portability. Discussions on healthcare reform need to involve the funding aspect. Read more...

Taxes - I support simplifying our overly complicated tax code so that a vast majority of us can easily know what our fair share is. I would support a tiered graduated income tax structure with a flat percentage for each tier. The tax rate for the low to mid tiers should be at or lower than that of capital gains. Read more...

Economic Growth - To create jobs that have real meaning for people's lives we must resist the short term fix of propped up industries and false markets with subsidized jobs. Our district must seek to build real markets and attract market driven jobs with our strong attributes. Read more...

Term Limits - Don believes that term limits for federal offices are a good idea. Don has committed to running for only two terms in the current system or a total of four years if deemed worthy by the voters of the first congressional district. Read more...

Marriage - I believe that Marriage is a union under God between a man and a woman. Marriage is a religious bond and thus as such should not be regulated by the Federal Government. Read more...

Alternative Energy - I believe that alternative energy is a worthwhile and necessary goal. We need to fund the search for new technologies and initiatives in order to grow into the future. Read more...


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