Rauner should debate Ives, Sukovic says
Gov. Bruce Rauner should meet his opponent in the Republican primary, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), for a public debate as many times as possible, said Marko Sukovic, who is running in the GOP primary in 59th House District.
Though Rauner has avoided a debate so far, he did go head to head with Ives during a 90-minute forum in the offices of a local newspaper.
However, the 22-year-old Sukovic said he would encourage Rauner to hold a public debate for the benefit of voters.
“If there is a choice on the ballot, I think people should get to hear from all of them,” Sukovic told the Lake County Gazette. “It doesn’t just go for the governor’s race. It relates to my race; it relates to other races across the state and across the country. It only helps our democracy.”
Sukovic said he has participated in local public discussions during his campaign.
"We have already had three candidate forums in my race,” he said. “Those have served voters to understand the choice that they have on the ballot. That is why I am such a strong advocate for more debates.”
Sukovic, a Republican and a University of Illinois student, says he will bring fresh ideas to Springfield.
He is running in the GOP primary for the seat being vacated by Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills). The district includes parts of Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Lincolnshire and Wheeling.