The Candidate: Peter Hurtado
The Race: Republican Candidate for the 42nd Legislative District
The Competition: Linda Holmes
The Buzz: Peter Hurtado identifies tax relief, fiscal responsibility, and economic growth as campaign issues.
Hurtado wants to repeal the most recent tax increases, saying a total of 30,000 jobs have left Illinois since the in crease's passage.
He supports a reform of the state's current state employee pension program and calls the current budget situation a "disaster created by former Governor Blagojevich and current Governor Quinn."