As has been the case for several past elections, taxes are again a major issue that candidates for the November election are hearing about from voters and constituents. For Democratic candidates Brian Stout and David Seiler, they are both in favor of a graduated tax system. Stout, who is running for the 54th State Senate seat, says if he is elected, he would not vote for any raises in taxes.
Seiler who is running for the 107th State Representative seat says he backs a plan by governor candidate J.B. Pritzker that would do away with the current flat tax that taxes the same rate for low income and rich people.
Both Democrat candidates are running opposed as Stout is facing Republican Jason Plummer for the State Senate race and Seiler is opposed by Republican Blaine Wilhour in the 107th Representative District.