PEORIA - Friday one of the candidates for U.S. Senate made a stop in Peoria. Congressman Aaron Schock and State Representative David Leitch hosted a breakfast for Senate hopeful Doug Truax. Truax says the economy is the most important issue he would tackle aiming to increase jobs and reduce poverty. He believes the government is too big and if elected he would propose legislation that make federal agencies have to re-justify federal regulation every 5 years. Truax says simplifying the tax system is another goal he’d like to accomplish.
Candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Truax says, "Get the tax system simplified, get notes down across the board. Close some loopholes. Leave mortgage, leave charitable but look at everything else. And it's a daunting task to get that done, but we gotta get the notes down because the more taxes go up, the less businesses are going to want to hire, the less they're going to want to expand.”
Truax is running in the Republican primary against Jim Oberweis to take on incumbent Dick Durbin in the fall.