Republican Eric Wallace runs for Illinois State Senate 40th District against Democrat Patrick Joyce in the upcoming November 3rd general election. Wallace advanced unopposed from the Republican primary back in March. In 2006 Eric Wallace ran for Illinois State Senate 19th District. In 2013 he ran for the Illinois House of Representatives 2nd District and again in 2014. Though Wallace was defeated, he did garner several politicians’ attention and go on to serve as a member of the African American Advisory Board for the Republican National Convention.
Eric Wallace(R) is the President and Co-founder of the Freedom’s Journal Institute and Freedom’s Journal Magazine publisher. This publication urges the African American community to return to a more conservative outlook. Wallace favors tax reform and believes that to relieve some of the burdens in his district, Illinois must fully fund education and institute pension reform.
Wallace lists higher property taxes as the underlying factor for residents moving out of Illinois, resulting in decreasing the number of taxpayers. Wallace is not in favor of the proposed Fair Tax Act, which would switch the Illinois tax system from a flat-rate tax to a graduated income tax rate. He believes the flat-rate tax system should remain in place until a viable taxation system is created that will increase tax revenue based on consumer spending.
Eric Wallace(R) is a supporter of more vocational schools, stating that students need to be taught marketable skill sets. He believes that parents need to have more diverse choices for education and grants to make charter and private schools more accessible. He favors reforming the current charter school model from what he feels is a one size fits all approach.
For more information on Eric Wallace visit his Facebook page. To learn about the other candidates running for office in the upcoming November 3rd election, please visit https://illinoisvoterguide.org/.
Paula J. Shelton is a freelance writer living in Chicago. Visit her on social @beboldshineon.