Andrew Bernard

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Andrew Bernard
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Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 50
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
Master'sUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
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Andrew Bernard was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 50 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Bernard earned his bachelor's degree from Illinois State University. He went on to receive his master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Campaign themes


Bernard's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "Job creation must be placed as the top priority of Illinois. People are desperately attempting to gain employment, but our government's failure has stopped them from reaching their goal. "
  • Income Tax Relief
Excerpt: "Illinois has one of the most regressive tax systems in the nation. This has been seen from the unfair tax increase that has been implemented on middle-class Illinois residents. "
  • Welfare Reform
Excerpt: "Illinois is currently in a financial crisis. Our state must learn to be more fiscally responsible, while at the same time, helping place people back in the job market."
  • Creating Accountability
Excerpt: "The past decades of public service in Illinois have simply been embarrassing. The way our public servants act is Springfield is not up to par. "
  • Second Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "I fully support a concealed carry law for Illinois."
  • Cutting Government Waste
Excerpt: "The financial decisions of Illinois have been poor and resulted in a deficit of over 13 billion dollars. Illinois must continue to work to cut unnecessary spending and learn to live within its means."
  • Property Tax Relief
Excerpt: "It is crucial that Illinois supports property tax relief for property owners. I will support continued property tax credits for Illinois residents."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bernard ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 50. Bernard was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Kay Hatcher (R) in the November 6 general election.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKay Hatcher Incumbent 63.9% 29,934
     Democratic Andrew Bernard 36.1% 16,885
Total Votes 46,819

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