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Early voting has started in Illinois.

Now until November 4th, you can walk into your County Clerk or local office and cast your ballot for the election! You can even vote on the weekend. Vote on your time and at your convenience. To find out more, including where you can vote, follow this link. http://www.elections.state.il.us/votinginformation/earlyvotinglocations.aspx

MELINDA ISSUES STATEMENT ABOUT HOFFMAN’S FALSE ATTACKS

Another robo call from my opponent that claims I voted against saving 13,000 job at Scott AFB.

Here are the facts:

My father got a job at Scott immediately after my birth.  He made a career out of being in the civil service and served for 30 years, retiring from Scott after serving at a number of other Air Force installations from Hawaii to Ohio to Alabama.  My entire childhood revolved around his government service.

My very first job was as a summer hire at the Air Force base near where we lived.  I went on to have short Civil Service career myself, working on bases at home and overseas.  As people know, I am now a public servant and am working hard to better serve in a higher office.

My husband was on active duty in the Air Force for almost 24 years.  We lived on base during one assignment.  After his retirement he spent another 20 years working for a government contractor.

In other words, for my entire life has dedicated to government service!  I have never lived more than 10 miles for a military installation.  Someone in my household is on base at Scott at least once a week. I do my grocery shopping there.

I am proud to be part of the U.S. Military Family and I would never vote against our military!

The vote the call refers to was against a Resolution by the City of Belleville to spend $5,000 with other Democrat-controlled entities to hire one of their own retired politicians to ‘save’ Scott.  I am against giving more money to recently retired Democrats who are prevented by federal law from lobbying their former colleagues in Congress.  It was another case of cronyism at the expense of taxpayers.

My opponent on the other hand has no problem giving jobs at taxpayers expense to his friends.  The Illinois Executive Inspector General recently found that Hoffman helped four of his friends get jobs as part of the illegal IDOT Hiring Scheme.

Voters of the 113 District should know the truth about Hoffman. And he should be ashamed of slinging mud that has no merit.

 

 

HAULT 20 YEARS OF HIGHER TAXES AND CORRUPTION BY HOFFMAN

Watch our latest message: 20 YEARS OF TAXES AND CORRUPTION BY HOFFMAN

For the last 20 years, working families have weathered the Jay Hoffman storm of higher taxes and corruption. He has voted and supported over 26 tax hikes, has seen his own salary increase by 106%, even voting himself a pay raise this year when teachers were losing their jobs. And now the Illinois Executive Inspector General has cited Hoffman as a link to four improper state jobs at the Illinois Department of Transportation. How much more can we take? Now is the time to halt Jay Hoffman and vote for Melinda Hult.

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HULT APPEALS TO ST. ELIZABETH’S TO RECONSIDER RELOCATING & Blasts Hoffman for being a “No Show” at the Hearing

Alderwoman Melinda Hult attended the first public hearing of the Health Facilities and Services Review Board at Lindenwood University Thursday to speak in opposition to St. Elizabeth’s plans to close their Belleville Hospital.

“I was born at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and value the excellent healthcare they provide our city and surrounding communities,” said Hult, who carried the pink beaded baby bracelet, which spelled out her maiden name (Goff) that St. Elizabeth’s nurses placed on her the day she was born at the hospital over 50 years ago.

“I firmly believe that the entire Belleville community will suffer from the loss of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. As the largest population center in the metro-east it is imperative that the vital healthcare services remain here,” Hult shared.

Hult was slotted to speak, but with a packed room and time constrictions, only 40 of the more than 600 people were given the opportunity to speak.

Hult stated that she would be at every hearing moving forward and has sent a letter to the administrators of St. Elizabeth’s requesting they reconsider the move.

Hult, who is also a candidate for state representative in the 113th District, which St. Elizabeth’s is part of, also criticized her opponent Jay Hoffman for not attending the hearing or showing any support for opposing the move.

“Jay’s absence here today is indicative of his lack of concern for loss of jobs and healthcare services to the people of this district,” Hult stated. “This is one of the most important issues facing residents and he is a no show.”

“Hoffman touts that he was named the Illinois Hospital Association’s Legislator of the Year, but he can’t even find time in his schedule to attend the most critical issue facing hospitals and healthcare in his own district,” said Hult. “For the last 20 years, Jay has lost touch with working families of this district and would rather take care of the special interest groups who have helped fund his political career.”

State Board of Elections reports in September 2014 show Hoffman accepted $1000 donation from the Illinois Hospital Association.