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Candidate Bio: Jason Plummer - 12th District

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Jason Plummer is a Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House for the 12th District of Illinois.

Plummer is a businessman, community leader, and member of the U.S. Armed Forces. He also served as the Chairman of the Madison County Republican Party and is currently the Vice President for Corporate Development for R.P. Lumber.

Jason Plummer is running against Democrat Bill Enyart.

The 12th district covers parts of Madison county, and all of Alexander, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Monroe, Perry, Pulaski, Randolph, St. Clair, Union and Williamson counties.

On the Issues

Jobs: Illinois is blessed with great natural resources, a strategic geographic location, and a well-trained workforce. Yet, we continue to suffer from high unemployment and stagnant economic growth - particularly in the 12th Congressional District. With all the assets that exist within our region, we should be thriving. However, the lack of leadership in Washington and Springfield has crippled the ability of small businesses to grow and create jobs. Read more…

Taxes: The last thing the U.S. economy can afford is an increase in tax rates to further limit economic growth, which in effect will further cripple our ability to create new jobs. We need comprehensive tax reform that eliminates deductions for special interests and big corporations while small businesses and working people carry the burden. Read more…

Spending: Our $1.5 trillion deficit and $15 trillion debt were not created because we are taxed too little, they were created because we spend too much. Washington politicians – Republicans and Democrats – like to call reducing the growth of government spending a "cut." Unfortunately, growing the size of government more slowly is not the answer. Read more…

ObamaCare: America needs healthcare reform – it does not need ObamaCare. ObamaCare puts 1/6 of the national economy under the control of the federal government and un-elected bureaucrats now make decisions that individuals, families, and doctors should be making. Read more…

Energy and Agriculture: Due to the heavy burden of over-regulation and high taxes and fees, we have destroyed some of the largest industries and economic cornerstones of the 12th Congressional District. We continue to hamstring American families and workers by neglecting some of our greatest natural resources. Read more…

Military: I am proud to serve as an Intelligence Officer in the Navy Reserves. We have the greatest military in the world and the 12th District is home to one of the largest, most important military installations in the world, Scott Air Force Base. I serve at Scott Air Force Base and I know how critical it is to our nation's military and to our region, as an economic engine with a $3 Billion annual impact. I will work hard to make sure that Scott Air Force Base continues to grow and that it will always be a critical factor in both our national defense and the local economy. Read more…

Labor: Poor public policy has decimated many of the once thriving businesses and industries of the 12th District. As this occurred, families have been devastated as jobs left our region. We need leaders who will work to protect our jobs by creating an environment that is conducive to job creation and business expansion. We must foster opportunities for qualified workers to find stable jobs that allow them to provide for their families. Read more…

2nd Amendment: I am a long-term member of the National Rifle Association, Illinois State Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, and the Edwardsville Gun Club. Our right to bear arms is a constitutionally guaranteed right and one that must be vigorously defended. There will be no stronger supporter in Congress when it comes to gun owners' rights. I will fight to protect citizens from government overreach and I will work to expand right-to-carry laws. Read more…

Culture: As a Christian, I am disturbed by the way elected officials and courts often try to circumvent the majority and neglect the traditional values of our great nation. I am pro-life. I believe we should work to protect the most vulnerable in our society. I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman. I believe that our courts should not dictate public policy or pervert laws and legislation. Read more…

Source: JasonPlummer.com

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