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Meet Dr. Paul Jacobs

I am a husband, father, Navy veteran, optometrist and proprietor of Von Jakob winery. I'm running for state representative to return business and jobs to Southern Illinois by creating a lower tax burden on Illinois. We deserve a conservative, reform leader who will advance policies that lower taxes, reform government and root out corruption. We need to make Illinois business friendly now — not later.



I'm running for office because my opponent partnered with Mike Madigan and voted for the 32 percent tax hike which is hurting families throughout the 115h District. The vote to bailout Chicago means our communities will receive less money and send more to Springfield and Chicago.

Madigan's Tax Hike

When my opponent joined with Mike Madigan and voted to increase the Illinois income tax by 32 percent, Illinois already had the highest combination of state and local taxes in the country. The tax hike is hurting our economy. In August alone, Illinois lost 3,000 manufacturing jobs.

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I am pro-life, and I will fight for the sanctity of human life as the State Representative for the 115th District.

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2nd Amendment Rights

The 2nd Amendment is constantly under attack in Illinois. I am a strong proponent of our 2nd Amendment rights. The right to bear arms is an important part of our Constitution and it is a right that must be protected and preserved.

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Property Taxes

Property taxes in Illinois are too high. Illinois property taxes are the second highest in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation. It is time we had meaningful property tax reforms in Illinois. We can’t afford to continue ignoring the property tax issues in Illinois any longer.

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Illinois had more people leave than any other state in 2016. Many of the people leaving were of working age, which means they left to find work in other states.

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