Sheila has been a strong, independent voice in Southern Illinois for many years.
Funding for Southern Illinois schools:
Southern Illinois children are seriously affected by our current state system that accepts huge disparities in funding. Sheila wants to reform education funding so every child in Illinois has an opportunity to succeed.
High Ethical Standards:
Sheila’s record shows her commitment to high ethical standards higher than those set by the law. Sheila demonstrates that ethics and Illinois government can go together for the benefit of everyone.
During her time as Lt. Governor, Sheila Simon cut back on spending for the office and reduced the size of the staff.
Looking to the future, more and more jobs require at least some higher education. Making this opportunity available to more people is a smart investment for our state.
Southern Illinois’ union and worker’s rights
As a teacher and union member, Sheila will fight to protect our worker’s rights to organize. She will also protect the promises we have made to our state employees.
Protecting the most vulnerable.
Sheila will be a strong voice for those who are at risk and too often left out of the conversation.