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Kasiar running for state house seat.

  • Jason Kasiar, along with his supporters, family, and community, came together in support of Jason's run for State House Represenative Seat 118.

      Jason Kasiar, along with his supporters, family, and community, came together in support of Jason's run for State House Represenative Seat 118.
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ANDREW TURNER
Staff Writer
Posted on 2/3/2016, 4:43 PM

An Eldorado business owner, in a room full of family, friends, and community members declared his run for state representative of District 118.

Jason Kasiar, owner of Beck's Drugs, officially announced Wednesday at the American Legion Post No. 169, before serving a buffet lunch for those who attended.

"Our state faces a lot of problems, problems that have been created by Career-Chicago politicians like Mike Madigan and those who support and vote to keep him in power," said Kasiar. "I'm running in this race because I'm sick and tired of the party politics and this us vs. them mentality."

Kasiar owns and runs a family pharmacy in Eldorado. He is the Eldorado School board president, a member of the Ferrell Hospital planned development board, former president of the board of directors of the Brudge Medical Clinic, which helped benefit the working poor that did not have medical and prescription insurance.

"I don't believe in career politicians, I believe in term limits and will term limit myself if I have to. I will also not take a legislative pension, because as a representative, it is disrespectful and wrong to do so with your tax dollars," Kasiar said.

Kasiar lives in Eldorado with his two kids, Max and May, and his wife, Kristi. He is a lifelong member and elder of First Christian Church in Eldorado, an avid sportsman, and a lifelong member of both the NRA and National Association of Gun Rights.

"I spent the first six weeks of my life fighting for my life in Springfield, now I hope you will let me fight the next chapter for you in Springfield," Kasiar said.

Kasiar says he will focus on strengthening education, bringing good paying jobs, improving infrastructure and fixing the Springfield corruption with term limits.

"Together we will win this campaign and take Southern Illinois' vote back from the Chicago elites and special interest groups," Kasiar said.