Dan Ugaste makes his case for 65th House District seat
The 65th House District will be the backdrop to a political race in which voters will get another glimpse of Dan Ugaste, candidate for the district’s seat.
Ugaste told the Kane County Reporter that one of the main reasons he announced his candidacy was because of what he considers to be weak leadership from incumbent Rep. Steve Andersson (R-Geneva).
“I decided to run for state representative the day that Steve Andersson voted for a state tax increase he promised he would not vote for as a candidate,” Ugaste said. “And to add insult to injury, there were insufficient budget cuts and no pro-business reforms of state law were included in the bill.”
Nevertheless, Ugaste contends that another reason for his candidacy for the 65th District also focuses on the state’s lack of fiscal responsibility.
“I am running to make Illinois a financially responsible government with a sustainable financial future. I will be making an effort to reverse the income tax increase and enact corresponding spending cuts,” he affirmed.
Looking ahead to the primary, Ugaste said that he wants to serve voters for the benefit of the community and the state’s long-term fiscal health.
“Whether I am the better choice is up to the voters, and we don’t even know who all the candidates will be yet because petitions will not be filed for another month,” he said. “I intend to make my personal history, work ethic and governmental views well known and hopefully the majority of Republican primary voters agree that I am the best person for the job.”
Ugaste is no stranger to the local political scene. During the 2014 Republican primary campaign, Ugaste won over one-third of the overall vote in a three-way race. According to the Aurora Beacon-News, Ugaste came in second to Andersson by a slim margin.
He announced his candidacy in August.
Ugaste resides in Geneva at the home where he and his wife, Denise, have lived for over 23 years.