Opponent says Landek shouldn't be mayor and state senator
Raul Montes, Jr., is running against Landek, who is also Bridgeview's mayor. Montes, 37, thinks Landek shouldn't be allowed to hold both jobs.
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#1 Feb 8, 2012
12th district State Senator candidate Raul Montes, Jr. had a press conference and protest against the expansion of Red-light photo enforced cameras speed bill( Illinois Senate Bill 965). His opponent Senator Steven Landek and mayor of Bridgeview voted in favor of the camera bill in the Senate. It is a regressive tax on families. It is a money maker and greed. These cameras are rigged in everyway. It is a decoy to generate money in this bad economy. Raul Montes did what was in the best interest of the people of the State of Illinois. It was a 9-1 margin vote against the cameras. Pat Quinn is a rubber stamp for Rahm Emanuel. Quinn cannot stand his ground to do what he wants and is a puppet. He failed to do what the people of Illinois wanted. Many people called Pat Quinns office, emailed and send letters opposing the bill. He ignored the people's wishes .Where is democracy and transparency? There are other alternatives like speed bumps, crossing guards, surveillance cameras instead of another tax to make money.
#2 Feb 9, 2012
House candidate says Landek offered him job, too
It appears that State Sen. Steven Landek (D-Bridgeview) may have offered another candidate a campaign job if the candidate would drop out of a race for the Illinois General Assembly.
Last week, Riverside Brookfield the Landmark and other news outlets reported that Landek offered a job to Raul Montes Jr. who is running against Landek in the Democratic primary for nomination to the state senate seat.
Montes says that during his two-and-a-half hour conversation with Landek last month at Toyota Park, Landek told him that he had made a similar offer to Robert Reyes, a 27 year old from Chicago's Little Village neighborhood, who is running for state representative against incumbent Lisa Hernandez in the 24th District.
Montes says that he was wearing a recording device during the meeting with Landek at the request of the FBI.
Reyes told the Landmark on Monday that at a September meeting, Landek offered both himself and his campaign manager campaign jobs if Reyes would drop out of the primary race against Hernandez.
"Senator Landek did offer us a job, including my campaign manager, and this is the reason why we're running to end politics as usual," Reyes said Monday. "We just told him bluntly that this campaign is not for sale."
A call to Landek requesting comment about the new allegation was not returned prior to deadline.
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