Amrozowicz's final plea to voters: 'Staying home is not an option'
The day before Election Day, Mike Amrozowicz, Republican candidate for the District 31 state Senate seat, and his team will find no rest, even on the big day Tuesday.
“From now until Election Day, me and my team will be working hard trying to mobilize our supporters,” Amrozowicz told the Lake County Gazette. “We are knocking on doors and making phone calls all day...I am confident that voters will choose reform over the status quo.”
Voters have to vote, Amrozowicz said. He particularly has emphasized early voting.
“In 2012, the Republican candidate for State Senate won on Election Day, but lost because of the early voting and absentee voting,” Amrozowicz said. “We have emphasized the importance of early voting throughout the campaign with our supporters and helped many people file a vote-by-mail application. So far, the early-voting numbers look much more promising for Republicans than they did in the last presidential election cycle.”
Citizens have to cast their votes to see change. Apathy is not an option, Amrozowicz said.
“It's important that everyone exercises their right to vote and have their voice heard in this election,” he said. “We have so many issues here in Illinois that staying home is not an option. This is the message we have been sending to voters, and we will continue to contact them right up until the polls close on Election Day. I'm confident that if we do a good job of turning out our supporters, we will win on election night.”
The state is facing a crucial election at a time when the manufacturing sector and workforce are shrinking. Four important companies recently saidd they are either leaving or closing facilities in Illinois. Caterpillar, the global construction firm, is also reevaluating its place in the state.
The business climate overall in the state is struggling.
“The collapse of manufacturing in Illinois is an avoidable tragedy,” Amrozowicz said. “Businesses are being driven out of the state by out-of-control property taxes, outrageous workers' compensation costs, and excessive taxes and regulations. This is the central contrast of this election, and this news can help drive home what's at stake.”
The candidate said his focus on bringing companies, businesses and work back to the state is a sharp contrast to his opponent, state Sen. Melinda Bush (Grayslake).
“My opponent received an "F" for her voting record from the four major business groups in Illinois,” Amrozowicz said. “In one of the most anti-business states in the nation, she was ranked dead last by the Illinois Manufacturers Association and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.”
Amrozowicz, on the other hand, has received the support of the Illinois Manufacturers Association, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, and the Associated Builders and Contractors. He said his years as a business owner provided him with an understanding of how to bring back businesses.
“Ultimately, anti-business policies hurt our families, opportunities for our children, and our ability to fund our social services and schools,” Amrozowicz said. “The failing economy in Illinois is the root cause of many of our other problems.”
Amrozowicz said he will do what Bush cannot.
“My focus at the end of the election has been on making clear the contrast between me and my opponent,” Amrozowicz said. “She will continue to drive companies out of Illinois, limiting opportunities for our families and making it harder to fund our critical government services. I will attract companies back to Illinois and make it easier for existing companies to create good-paying jobs for our families.”
Amrozowicz stressed the need for residents to make their voices heard.
“If you're unhappy with the State of Illinois, make sure you show it at the polls,” Amrozowicz said. “The only way to get better laws is to elect better lawmakers.”