About the Candidate

Name: Peggy Hubbard
DOB: Feb. 19, 1964
Occupation: Retired IRS Analyst, former military and former law enforcement
Political Experience: Republican Election Judge, Political Activist, Everyday Person
Website: PeggyHubbard.org
Twitter: @PeggyHubbardIL

Candidate Statement

My name is Peggy Hubbard, and I’m Dick Durbin’s and the Washington Elite’s worst nightmare.

I’m a veteran, a former police officer and a retired IRS analyst, and a former Democrat who WALKED AWAY and proudly stands with President Trump.

I’m running for U.S. Senate to fight for our forgotten communities and put Illinoisans first.

I’m running to inspire others to join OUR fight.

I’m NOT your cookie-cutter candidate.

I grew up in the poverty-stricken, crime-ridden streets of St. Louis. I had to identify my brother’s body after he was killed by gun violence. And, I had to tell my mother her son was dead.

I know what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck.  I have struggled to pay my property taxes like many Illinoisans.

I’m uniquely qualified and unafraid to unify our party and take a GOP message to the inner-city and rural communities.

I’m running to protect our unborn and ALL human life.

I’m running to address the opioid crisis that plagues our communities.

I’m running to stand with our police, our military and first responders, and let them know they are not alone.

I WILL defend your right to keep and bear arms from not only rural Illinois, but to the families in the inner city.

I’ll work with President Trump to secure our borders and stand up against sanctuary laws that undermine our safety.

I’m running to fix our broken roads and crumbling infrastructure.

I’m running to make sure you have quality, private-sector healthcare YOU can afford.

And I believe NO veteran or any American should call the streets home.

Again, my name’s Peggy Hubbard, and I would love to fight for you and be YOUR VOICE in Washington.  Thank you.

Candidate Q&A

Why are you running?

I’m running for the forgotten communities and the people who feel taxed to death, yet powerless and voiceless. I’m running because our rural towns and inner cities have suffered the most under poor policies and being flat-out forgotten after elections take place. I’m running to advocate for the dignity and protection of all human life, not just for the unborn, but the victims of opioid abuse, those who fall between the cracks of the system, and all other vulnerable folks in our state. I’m running to defend our Second Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights. To me, this isn’t about hunting or a high-minded Constitutional debate. It’s about making sure a single mother living in the projects, surrounded by gang bangers, can defend herself and her family. I’ll be fighting every single day for the regular people who want the opportunity to live, work, and prosper in Illinois. They deserve the same opportunity at being part of the American Dream as previous generations. That means safer schools with more choices for parents and students. It also means infrastructure that isn’t about to collapse. And yes, it means access to real quality private-sector health care that they can afford. I’m running to make a change and prioritize our people again. 

What is your vision for this office?

The purpose of this office is not to be controlled by a political party or a single person. It is to be the real voice of the people. My vision is to listen, learn, and advocate for ALL of our communities. Our people deserve a Senator who is not beholden to special interest groups or big donors, but one who is focused on whether or not Sally on the Southside of the city or Jim down in rural Illinois have opportunities to send their kids to a good school, the ability to protect their families and have opportunities to prosper. I will be a Senator who listens to the people and responds. I will be one who goes to Washington to fight until my last breath for results for ALL of our people.

What do you think is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?

Wasteful and deficit spending. You see this on both the state and federal levels. We have residents here in Illinois who are taxed to death, and as a result, we have had a max exodus in Illinois. This trend is not sustainable. We need to prioritize spending, and on the federal level, I will tackle this, and hopefully, our state government will be inspired as well. Some federal examples courtesy of Senator Paul: Our government spent $15 Million studying the effectiveness of golf equipment in Space. Our government spent $43 Million on a gas station in Afghanistan that Practically no one can use. And our government allowed $158 million of Federal School Lunch Program Funds to pay for lawn sprinklers, among other things in California. When we have veterans living on the streets, schools struggling, crumbling infrastructure, and forgotten communities, I can think of several things we should be prioritizing this spending on instead of wasting precious tax dollars. As a former IRS analyst and police officer, I’ll investigate, find, and eliminate wasteful spending, so we have more resources to help our people and plan for our future.

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