Blaine Wilhour Announces Candidacy for State Representative

October 12, 2017

Wilhour promises to fight for reform and protect our values in the Illinois House

“I believe there comes a time when regular folks need to step up,” said Blaine Wilhour. “That is why I’m proud to announce my candidacy for State Representative. I’m running so we can create jobs, cut taxes, enact term limits, and protect our values. Never before has there been such a stark contrast in priorities between the politicians and the hard-working Illinoisans who they supposedly work for, that must change.”

Blaine co-owns and operates Longhorn Buildings, LLC. He’s also a third generation family farmer, which he says gives him the insight and experience to make the changes necessary to represent the concerns of Illinoisans fed up with an out-of-touch government.

“I’ve seen first-hand the effects of a dysfunctional government that doesn’t promote business growth and development. Instead, we are burdened with policies that lack common sense, stifle our economy and ignore the reality the average citizen faces each day,” Wilhour said.

Blaine is not a career politician – his priorities are simple:

 CREATE JOBS – bring employees and employers back to Illinois by greatly improving our business climate with jobcreating reforms

 CUT TAXES – roll back the 32% Madigan Income tax hike, and freeze our property taxes

 PROTECT OUR CONSERVATIVE VALUES – Pro-Family, Pro-Gun and Pro-Life rights

 TERM LIMITS – being a legislator wasn’t meant to be a career. Implement term limits and eliminate legislator pensions

Faith is Blaine’s guiding principle. He’s a committed Christian and understands the importance of family. Blaine and his wife, Amber, reside in rural Beecher City with their 3 children. They attend Christ’s Church in Effingham. Blaine is also an Army Veteran and a former member of the Fayette County Board.

I am running to be the next State Representative for the 107th District. I am a father and a husband, a third generation farmer, and a small business owner,” Wilhour said. “My goal is to restore hope, give a voice to the hardworking men and women who’ve been ignored, and promote prosperity and opportunity for a brighter future in Illinois for our children.”