Davie urges voters to oppose proposed property tax
Barrett Davie is encouraging Illinois voters to express their opposition to a proposed statewide property tax by signing a petition posted to his website.
“Senator Julie Morrison and Speaker Mike Madigan, I do not think it is fair for you to simply impose a statewide property tax on top of the local property taxes we already pay,” the petition reads. "The proposal would increase the average homeowner's property tax between 24 percent and 63 percent.”
Davie is set to take on Morrison (D-Deerfield) in Senate District 29 in November’s general election. He has fashioned his campaign on a platform of being anti-establishment and bringing people together.
“The Morrison/Madigan political class have driven Illinois insolvent,” Davie wrote on Facebook. “Now there's talk of a new statewide property tax to be imposed on top of the property taxes we pay already.”
Davie, the son of a Polish mother who came to the United States through Ellis Island and a father who was a Chicago police officer for 35 years, ran unopposed in the Republican primary.