Hammond and Curtis in the race for Illinois' 93rd district seat
MACOMB, IL —
The 93rd district race may look similar to two years ago when democrat John Curtis tried to unseat republican incumbent Norine Hammond.
Two years later, voters from eight counties must, once again, choose their favorite candidate.
When it comes to fighting for residents in Illinois' 93rd district, both candidates have tried to set themselves apart.
"I am personally working on a lot of long-term care issues for seniors and also veterans. Education at every level K-12 through higher education,” Hammond explained. “Those are all very strong issues that we need to be focusing on."
"I am working really hard out there,” Curtis shared. “I would say that I have knocked on many many many more doors than she has and I have been out to all of the small communities and large communities in the district."
Curtis said voters have brought up several issues to him during his campaign stops across the area.
"People leaving the area, good jobs, education funding, property taxes, are a big issue that I hear a lot about,” Curtis said.
Hammond said she plans to continue her fight for long term care if re-elected.
She also serves as minority chair on the Higher Education Committee.
Hammond said, "We are looking at funding for higher education and coming up with a formula similar to what we did with K-12 education.”
Both candidates ended their time with media Monday with a final plea for constituents to hit the polls Tuesday.
"When I have been out talking to voters, they want change, and I am the one that is going to bring change. Everywhere that I go people are talking about needing new faces, they want to see new ideas and new people,” Curtis concluded.
"I would just encourage all of your viewers to get out and vote,” Hammond concluded.
According to WGIL radio, Hammond has raised more than $816,000 in the race for Illinois' 93rd district. Curtis has raised about $414,000.