Steve Perry

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Steve Perry
Steve Perry.jpg
Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 88
Date of birthMarch 14, 1965
Place of birthQuincy, MA
Personal website
Campaign website
Steve Perry was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 88 of the Illinois House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


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

  • Personal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Each person is largely the product of his or her choices, attitude, and hard work. People can let their circumstances dictate their life conditions, or they can decide to start from their current situation and seek to better themselves."
  • Business
Excerpt: "Small business people are often expected to bear the burden of the welfare of their employees but are given no safety net for their own wellbeing. This is unfair. We must reform workman’s comp and unemployment insurance so that employees bear a risk proportionate with that of employers."
  • Small Government
Excerpt: "We must prune back the tree of government. In order to get the cost of government in line with the revenues, it is time to cut back its size."
  • The Value of Family
Excerpt: "I support and advocate for healthy traditional families."
  • The Value of Life
Excerpt: "I support a consistent view of life. If death is declared after there is no heartbeat or brainwaves, then how can a pre-born life not be granted legal protections after one has either or both of those features?"
  • Gambling Industry Expansion
Excerpt: "I oppose the expansion of an industry that preys on the most financially impoverished and facilitates an addiction in a sizable number of people."
  • Pensions
Excerpt: "Illinois has a massive liability in the pension program. This can grow no longer."
  • Concealed Carry
Excerpt: "I believe it is each person’s right to protect himself or herself. For those who are pursued by a stalker or violent ex-spouse, for example, such rights are especially important."
  • School Choice
Excerpt: "Many taxpaying citizens find that they do not trust or respect the public education provided in the public school to which their children are assigned."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Perry ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 88. Perry was defeated by District 106 incumbent Keith Sommer in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[2][3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 88 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Sommer Incumbent 71.9% 10,371
Steve Perry 28.1% 4,060
Total Votes 14,431


Perry and his wife, Kay Lynn, have three children.

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