Drobinski vows to fight against decline in Illinois' quality of life
Rod Drobinski, the Republican candidate for the District 62 state House seat, said it's time to fight for the state's quality of life, not move away, in a campaign ad this week.
"Too many people have left our neighborhood because it's not the same place we grew up in," Drobinski said. "I went away for school, but I came back to fight crime because I want my kids to grow up here too. We all know the problems with Springfield. We need term limits, property-tax relief and more funding for our schools."
Drobinski earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Notre Dame and a law degree at Georgetown. Upon his return to Illinois, he served as Lake County's assistant state's attorney. Drobinski also served his community as a police commissioner, library board trustee, and a tutor and debate coach at local schools.
Drobinski has observed the flight of jobs and families from Illinois due to rising property taxes and the unfriendly business atmosphere in the state. Drobinski said the ongoing budget impasse affects residents and business owners as property taxes rise in an effort to pay state's and municipalities' bills.
A balanced budget, tax reform and education funding are the focus of Drobinski's campaign. As a longtime resident who returned to Illinois to work for the people, Drobinski issued a challenge to the legislators in Springfield.
"Some say it's too late for Illinois, but I'll never cut and run," Drobinski said.