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House candidacy lasts just two days

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017

* BND on Monday

A Marion County Board member is making a run for state representative now that state Rep. John Cavaletto, R-Salem, has decided not to run for re-election next year.

Adam Smith, of Centralia, announced Monday he is seeking the Republican nomination for the 107th District. Smith owns Smith Truck Service, which services the local oil industry, and is a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker of Centralia.

He said he wants to roll back the recent income tax hike.

* From his Monday press release…

Smith said Illinois is driving businesses and taxpayers out of the state at an alarming rate, and that the trend will continue until real reforms which make Illinois a more business-friendly state are made in Springfield. Smith said it is no secret that the overall tax burden in Illinois is “absurd.” He said, “there is a limit to what is sustainable and we have exceeded it. It is time to bring Illinois back from the edge of the cliff before it’s too late.” Smith also supports term limits for legislative officeholders, saying “we have had a permanent tax increase being implemented by temporary politicians.”

* BND today

Two days after announcing his run for the Illinois House, a Marion County Board member is dropping out of the race.

* From his press release…

Marion County Republican and Centralia resident Adam Smith is suspending his campaign for the State House of Representatives, effectively immediately. Smith said, “Upon further review and a lot of introspection over the last several days, I have realized there are not enough hours in a day to achieve all that needs to be done for a campaign.” He added, “In addition to running a business, selling real estate, and fulfilling county board obligations, it is important to me that I still have time for my church and family responsibilities.”

Smith indicated many factors led to his decision to run initially in the March 20, 2018 Republican Primary, and the aforementioned factors also lead him now to suspend the campaign for State Representative of the 107th District of Illinois. Smith’s withdrawal does not, however, indicate a lack of interest in the issue of excessive taxation which he believes is debilitating the State of Illinois, nor does it dampen his interest in contributing to the betterment of our local and regional economy where he is able to do so. Smith also ran on a platform of pro-business reforms.

Smith will continue to serve as a Marion County Board Member. He stated, “I sincerely appreciate the vote of confidence I have received from all my friends and family.”

I have never seen a press release like that before. He “suspends” his campaign after two days because campaigning takes a lot of time and energy. And then he thanks all his friends and family for their “vote of confidence”?

* Related…

* July 14, 2017: With the school year and summer school complete, a freshman English and theater teacher at University High School in Normal has started his campaign for Congress.

* Today: A high school teacher who wanted to unseat U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, is ending his run for Congress.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

12 Comments
  1. - @MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 4:35 pm:

    “I sincerely appreciate the vote of confidence I have received from all my friends and family.”

    If you just read that with a very sarcastic tone, it all makes more sense.

    – MrJM


  2. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 4:36 pm:

    Perhaps Adam Smith found out it takes The Wealth of Nations to run for office these days. /s


  3. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 4:40 pm:

    ===it all makes more sense===

    Perfect sense. Thanks [exclamation point]


  4. - Jocko - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 4:44 pm:

    He decided to (pre-)term limit himself./s


  5. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 4:47 pm:

    ===If you just read that with a very sarcastic tone, it all makes more sense.===

    This is perfect.

    Can you imagine the phone calls and the excitement thinking “everyone” is calling to congratulate and volunteer and the concensus is… “Maybe you should… ”

    Sarcastic makes a great deal of sense. Thanks.


  6. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 4:51 pm:

    Meh, give him a couple of days and he’ll change his mind again.

    Heck, Paul Ryan said he wouldn’t run for speaker because his kids were so young and needed him around.

    A couple of weeks later, they were grown up and independent.


  7. - transplant - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 5:08 pm:

    In fairness to Mr. Smith, he actually announced his candidacy over a week ago. Not much better, I know. But also not quite so bad.


  8. - DuPage Saint - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 5:12 pm:

    I don’t want to denigrate anyone Sometimes it does take a day or two for reality to set in. We are a long way from citizen democracy


  9. - TopHatMonocle - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 5:25 pm:

    MrJM, that is hilarious.

    For some people, running for office is like buying a boat. The two best days of their candidacy are the day they announce and the day the campaign is over.

    Running for an office might seem like a great idea to yourself, but once you announce and you actually have to go out there and do it.. it’s is a lot less fun. I wonder if this guy was opposed for his county board seat, probably not.


  10. - walker - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 8:01 pm:

    Happens more often than you know. Better for a newcomer to try canvassing and calling for a few days before formally announcing his or her candidacy.


  11. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 8:39 pm:

    This a sudden memory that should stay in the past?


  12. - Anon - Wednesday, Sep 27, 17 @ 9:32 pm:

    I wonder if someone suddenly reminded him of something that he didn’t want several thousand people to receive post cards about or see television commercials about.


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