Recruiting and supporting better candidates to run for office as Republicans is one of the most important things all conservatives need to be involved in. We can’t expect this work to be done by “Republicans in Name Only,” nor by those who are in politics for the patronage and contracts.
Her website doesn’t mince words:
“Cedra advocates fiscal responsibility, ethics and accountability, a business friendly environment, and education reform.
Cedra Crenshaw is the Republican candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 43rd District. She is a wife, stay at home mother, education reformer, and professional accountant. The trifecta of marriage, mortgage, and motherhood catapulted her into the independent thinker that she is today. Cedra is a fresh face with bold ideas who has one objective: good government.
Cedra is simply one mom who has had enough of the waste, corruption and mismanagement in Springfield. She is one mom versus the machine, a machine that has decimated Illinois with deficit spending, job killing taxes and fees, onerous regulations, and a culture of corruption that has made Illinois a national disgrace.”
It’s clear to me she’s not in politics to make herself feel important, to land a nice easy part-time gig, or to participate in the play-to-play politics that’s common on both sides of the political aisle. She’s not looking to enrich a law practice or build a fiefdom. She’s in it for the right reasons.
The Democratic Party Blob recently had their minions at the local Board of Elections throw her off the ballot – but it’s expected that that decision will be overturned when it’s heard by a judge that doesn’t take orders from political superiors.
Here’s what the Herald-News had to say about the Board’s decision:
“One would hope that this decision wasn’t based purely on politics, but, unfortunately, the electoral board’s majority decision frankly is a pathetic, arbitrary attempt to keep Crenshaw, a Bolingbrook homemaker and darling of the local tea party groups, off the ballot.”
The editorial closes with this:
“The electoral board’s 2-1 decision is another lesson in how politics are played in Illinois. People who want to run for office and dare challenge those in power have to jump through many hoops, and as the electoral board has shown, some of these hoops are invisible ones.”
You can read the entire editorial here.
Candidates like Cedra Crenshaw need and deserve your support – your volunteer labor and your financial contributions. Visit her website to learn how you can help: www.cedracrenshaw.com.
©2010 John Francis Biver