Primary Hopefuls for 54th District Walk Area to Tell Why They're Best
Del Re, Sandra, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Sandra Del Re Daily Herald Staff Writer
Candidates running for Illinois state representative in the 54th District are pounding the pavement in area neighborhoods as the March 17 primary election draws near.
Terrence F. Kelly, 42, and Suzanne H. "Suzie" Bassi, 52, both of Palatine, are both working to get the word out on why they are the best candidate to win the Republican nomination for the post.
Bassi has been out walking neighborhoods and Kelly has been talking to residents. He recently attended the opening of a joint police substation in Palatine.
Bassi said residents can expect to receive several pamphlets in the mail explaining why she's the best person for the job. Kelly, a Palatine Township trustee, recently sent out a citizen input survey.
Bassi, a former Palatine Township Elementary District 15 school board member, and Kelly have similar stances on taxes.
Both say people are being "taxed to the max." Kelly supports maintaining tax caps and Bassi says she agrees.
"I'm now for them. They are doing what they intended- preventing double digit (increases)," Bassi said.
But Bassi says she's interested in eliminating what she calls "layer cake government. …