Libertarian candidate Grayson “Kash” Jackson participated in a televised forum with his three Illinois gubernatorial rivals: incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner, Democrat J.B. Pritzker, and William “Sam” McCann of the Conservative Party.
The moderator and audience members asked the candidates to address such issues as state taxation and spending, migration out of the state, lack of transparency, football player turned protestor Colin Kaepernick, gun control, gerrymandering and ballot access, education, health care, and partisanship.
Click here to watch the forum, which was cosponsored by NBC Chicago Channel 5 and Telemundo on Sept. 20.
Jackson was also individually featured in an article at the website of WVIK 90.3 FM (an NPR affiliate), subsequent to the forum. In the wide-ranging interview, he asserted that “legal does not equal moral”; that the state’s “number one issue is our fiscal crisis,” which includes unfunded pension obligations; that if elected, he would work to shift funding of primary education to the local level only; and that “ballot access is atrocious for third parties,” citing as evidence his campaign’s need to collect nearly 50,000 petition signatures to meet the validity requirement of 25,000 voters’ signatures; and much more.
Click here to read the interview, “Meet Kash Jackson, Libertarian Nominee for Illinois Governor,” by Rachel Otwell (Sept. 28, 2018).
Another debate was planned for Oct. 1, but both Jackson and McCann were being excluded by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters. Click here for the story by Otwell, at WVIK’s website (“Illinois Third Party Candidates Not Included in Upcoming Gov. Debate,” Oct. 1, 2018).
Learn more about Kash Jackson for Governor at his campaign website: Kash2018.com
Jackson heads a ticket with five other state-level Libertarian candidates in Illinois, committed to reducing the burden on taxpayers in the Prairie State. Click here to learn about these candidates at the LP Illinois website.
Nationwide, more than 800 Libertarians are running for office this month, to offer voters a chance at shrinking big government and growing individual freedom. Learn about these candidates at LP.org/2018 candidates.