From Americans for Prosperity, Illinois…
“Pay to Play” appears to be part of Governor Quinn’s agenda!!! Contact the Senate Executive Appointment Committee NOW and tell them to say NO to “Pay to Play” politics!
In case you missed it, the Senate Executive Appointments Committee has a problem on their hands thanks to Governor Quinn’s appointment of Careen Gordon to an $85,000 a year spot on the Prisoner Review Board. For those who don’t know, Careen Gordon is a former Democratic State Representative who lost her re-election bid last year to GOP candidate Sue Resin. During her campaign, Ms. Gordon campaigned strenuously against Governor Quinn’s tax increase, vowing to oppose it and stressing that it was the wrong direction for Illinois.
Somehow, after losing her election, Ms. Gordon changed her views on what was good for the state. On January 11th, the last day of the lame duck session, Ms. Gordon chose to cast the deciding “yes” vote on Governor Quinn’s 67% tax increase.
Three days later, on January 14th, Governor Quinn filed paperwork appointing her to the $85,000 a year spot on the Prisoner Review Board.
This type of appointment reeks of the same type of “Pay to Play” politics ex-governor Rod Blagojevich was engaged in.
Currently, the Democrat controlled Senate Executive Appointments Committee continues to lack the courage to vote on this appointment. In the meantime, Ms. Gordon continues to serve on the Board and is receiving her tax payer funded compensation.
AFP urges our members to contact the Senate Executive Appointments Committee NOW and tell them to do their job and vote, one way or the other, on Ms. Gordon’s appointment.
For more information read the following news articles:
- Dems Should Reject Nominee, The News-Gazette
- Quinn Gives Prison Job to Former State Rep Who Voted for Tax Hike, AP
- Senate Delays OK of Gordons New Job, The Herald-News
- ax Hike Voted Traded for Board Seat?, The Herald-News
Click here to contact the Senate Executive Appointment Committee and tell them to have the courage to vote one way or the other on Ms. Gordon’s appointment.
Please contact the Senate Executive Appointments Committee today.
Americans for Prosperity-Illinois