Janet Silosky

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Janet Silosky
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Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 98
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Personal website
Campaign website
Janet Silosky was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 98 of the Illinois House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


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

  • Tax Policy/Job Creation
Excerpt: "As an elected state legislator, I will work to overturn the recent tax increases on individuals and businesses in Illinois. Simply put, we have a budget problem because we spend beyond our means - not because we tax too little."
  • Budgeting Your Tax Dollars
Excerpt: "State officials must accept that we can no longer increase spending year to year - particularly in a recessionary economy. "
  • Cutting State Spending
Excerpt: "For at least one year, freeze all discretionary state spending and require all statewide elected officials to join in the effort."
  • Pensions
Excerpt: "Illinois' pension system has unfunded obligations of $86 billion or more. Unfunded retiree health obligations total many additional billions."
  • Medicaid Spending
Excerpt: "A managed care program for Medicaid, biddable and run through the existing health insurance framework would be far preferable to any government run program."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Having worked in education, I understand that the issues are not just about needing better teachers."
  • Legislative Scholarships
Excerpt: " I believe the legislative scholarship program should be abolished - not because of any pernicious and recurring abuse of the system, but because of the perception that such abuse is inherently possible."
  • Local Governments
Excerpt: "Illinois has nearly 7,000 local governments. We should actively promote a reduction in the number of local taxing bodies across the state, but believe this issue is best addressed through open discussions and referenda by the citizens directly involved."
  • Campaign Finance
Excerpt: " Two years ago, the General Assembly passed a law that limits contributions by individuals, corporations, unions and political action committees - but not those made by political parties or House and Senate leaders."
  • Changing the Status Quo
Excerpt: "Running for office and talking with my future constituents about the issues that affect us all, encouraging them to become involved and engage their elected officials, has changed the status quo in at least a limited way because the biggest threat to our republic was voter and citizen apathy. Now that is no longer the case."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Silosky ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 98. Silosky was defeated by Robert Kalnicky in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[2][3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 96 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Kalnicky 55.7% 3,630
Janet Silosky 44.3% 2,889
Total Votes 6,519


Silosky and her husband, Steve, have four children.

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