I wish to sincerely thank you for your support and overwhelming vote of confidence in the Nov. 2 general election. Although it was predicted to be one of the lowest turnouts, you proved the pundits and pollsters dead wrong! Voters throughout Proviso Township and the 7th District increasingly exercised their right to have a say of who would best represent them at the federal, state and county levels of government. I am honored to have the opportunity to continue representing you in Springfield.

Although the state has serious challenges ahead, I can promise you that I will continue to advocate for reliable educational funding, sustainable economic development, job creation, protection for the most vulnerable, crime prevention and a healthier Illinois. Additionally, I will continue to bring forth ideas and thoughtful ways to address our budget deficit without hurting those who depend upon government the most.

There are no easy answers, but I believe that collectively we will make our best effort to get the job done. Again, my heartfelt and humble thanks.

Karen Yarbrough
State representative, 7th District

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