UPDATE: Now CBS News is exposing Madigan's Lies. Watch the video HERE.
Another election. More more Madigan misleading advertising. Read this Sun Times article HERE.
Batinick calls for Madigan to bring us back down to Springfield to pass 'No Budget No Pay'. See article HERE
Chicago Tribune Endorses Mark Batinick Here
Learn the truth about the Madigan Machine's lies and smear campaign from 2014. It is how they have operated and maintained control despite an abysmal record of governing the state. See HERE.
You can find the 39 page plan Mark wrote before his first election in 2014 HERE. He is proud to have written it, and proud that he fought for the types of solutions he advocated for back in 2014.
Success in Wheatland Township: Wheatland Twp.Superviser Chuck Kern Explains
See all the people endorsing Mark Batinick Here
This is the announcement from his first race in 2014. He stands by the words he wrote back then and has spent 4 years working hard to make Illinois a better place. See Here
Mark Batinick graduated from the University of Illinois in 1992. Foregoing a steady paycheck, Mark immediately chased the American dream and started his own business. He has been self-employed ever since. Mark is currently a commercial real estate broker. The vast majority of his clients are small business owners. He has directly witnessed the negative effects of Illinois' hostile business environment. "I have lost track of the number of clients that have talked about expanding or have expanded out of state because of Illinois' poor business environment." Mark added, "We have high property taxes, high worker's compensation rates, high gas taxes, high sales taxes, and high business taxes. All that has lead to high unemployment." Illinois' unemployment rate has spent much of the downturn ranked 2nd worst in the nation. According to this report LINK, we recently ranked dead last in private-sector job creation.
As a small business owner and consultant, Mark understands how to save money and make organizations run more efficiently. As a citizen, he has exposed waste and inefficiencies of local government bodies. He worked to provide alternative solutions that are not only more cost-effective but also improve government services.
The good news is that Illinois has the ingredients needed for success. "We are a resource rich state that is strategically located in the center of the country. We have more river, rail, and road than any state in the area. Few states can match our manufacturing and agriculture capabilities. The only element needed to bring Illinois back is strong leadership. I intend to provide that."
A resident of Plainfield, Mark is married with five children.