DuPage board member has eye on Springfield, mounting tax burden
DuPage County Board member Tonia Khouri wants to replace Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) as a state representative, then target what she says is runaway taxation in Illinois.
“Springfield’s appetite for our money is insatiable," Khouri, a Republican from Aurora, said in a press release. "Our families pay the highest property taxes in the nation, and the Chicago Democrats’ and Surrender Republicans’ answer was to burden us with a 32 percent income-tax hike without any reforms. People are rightly frustrated and angry because they work hard and are punished for doing so.”
Khouri, a small-business owner, is chairwoman of economic development on the county board, vice chair of the legislative committee and public transit, and is on the committees for finance, judicial and public safety, and human services, her campaign's Facebook page said.
She also is on the board of directors of the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau, DuPage Workforce Board and Choose DuPage. She and her husband, Joe, have three children.
Fortner (R-West Chicago) has announced his decision not to seek re-election.