Ad for Griffith focuses on Hammond role in tax hike
A new ad for Joshua Griffith, who is running in the Republican primary in the 93rd House District, takes aim at his opponent, Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb), and her involvement in budget discussions last year.
“Your neighbors are supporting Joshua Griffith because they know what Norine Hammond did,” the short advertising spot on YouTube, paid for Liberty Principles PAC, says.
This ad quotes Kim Limkeman referencing the “Madigan/Hammond tax bill,” referring to House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and the bill that increases taxes by 32 percent across the board.
It also features a former constituent with concerns about having voted for Hammond in the past.
“I supported her in the last election, and I've never been so disappointed in my life,” Jason Walljasper says in the ad.
Others appearing in the ad cited their reasons for promoting Griffith.
“In the military, he was a leader,” Herm Gebert said in the ad.
“I have a lot of respect and a lot of confidence in him,” Jim Eddy said in the ad.
Another voter, Dennis Clements, said he thinks Griffith will “provide a voice to grassroots conservatives.”
Griffith, as a political first-timer, is running on a message of transparency and tax reform.
“I’m demanding a 1 percent hard cap on property taxes to put an end to this corrupt behavior and protect your home and family,” Griffith wrote on his campaign’s Facebook page earlier in the race. “Let’s put real leaders in Springfield to push policies to make it affordable for families in Illinois to stay in their homes without being over-taxed on their property."
Griffith and his wife and five children live in Abingdon.