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Scott McCoy, Illinois

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Scott McCoy
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Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 106
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Mayor of Pontiac, Illinois
2005 – 2009
Education
High schoolPontiac Township High School (1989)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 7, 1970
Place of birthPontiac, Illinois
ProfessionEntrepreneur/small business owner
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Scott McCoy was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 106 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

McCoy is an entrepreneur and small business owner in the technology development field. He previously served as Mayor of Pontiac, Illinois from 2005 to 2009. During that time he fought to save the Pontiac Correctional Center from closure and won an appeal for FEMA disaster assistance for Pontiac and Watseka after it was initially denied.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

McCoy's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Concealed Carry in Illinois
Excerpt: "Illinois is now the last state when it comes to concealed carry. Every one of the other 49 states have some type of concealed carry laws that allow their citizens to protect themselves and their families."
  • Balanced Budget
Excerpt: "In reality, the Illinois Constitution says you can't plan on spending more than you guess you'll have available for the year. Or, in short, just plug in some numbers and call it balanced"
  • Business & Jobs
Excerpt: "I've been a small business owner for nearly two decades now. It's one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. I've created new products and services, created dozens of jobs, and pumped a lot of tax revenue into the local and state economy. And for that, I would be lucky to have earned $2.00 per hour I put into my business over the years."
  • God
Excerpt: "This nation is one nation under God. We recognize God in our Pledge of Allegiance, in our founding documents, and on our money -- "In God We Trust.""
  • Pro-Life vs. Pro-choice
Excerpt: "I'm PRO-LIFE, period!"
  • Term Limits
Excerpt: "The easy answer is term limits. Term Limits were important enough to assign to the President of the United States, yet just about every other elected office unlimited."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCoy ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 106. McCoy was defeated by Josh Harms in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 106 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Harms 33.3% 5,846
Tom Bennett 28% 4,923
Brian Gabor 10.7% 1,877
Scott McCoy 22.9% 4,014
Richard Thomas 5.1% 893
Total Votes 17,553

Personal

McCoy is an Elder in the Pontiac First Presbyterian Church.[1]

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