Press Release - August 22, 2019

West Frankfort, IL – Tim Arview is announcing today his intentions to run for State Representative in the 117th District because he says career politicians keep raising taxes and driving jobs and opportunities out of Illinois.

“It did not take Dave Severin very long to become a typical career politician,” Arview said. “He was elected to oppose the tax-and-spend agenda in Springfield, but by voting for billions in tax increases, he has betrayed that trust. We need a real reformer representing us in Springfield. I will oppose tax increases and the politics of corruption that is ruining our state.”

Severin voted to double the gas tax in Illinois from 19 cents per gallon to 38 cents per gallon. All told Severin helped pass $85 billion in state spending this past spring.

“Illinois already has the highest combination of state and local taxes in the nation,” Arview said. “Instead of raising taxes and voting for massive spending, we need leaders in Springfield who will fight for reform. I will stand up for our values as the State Representative in the 117th District.”

Arview is the third of four children. He is a life-long resident of West Frankfort. Tim’s first job at the age of 15 was for the family business, Arview Furnace Company. Tim and his older brother, Joe II, operated the furnace cleaner truck.

“I learned the value of hard work helping out the family business,” Arview said. “I also saw firsthand the many challenges small business owners face. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, which is why, when we lose these businesses to Illinois’ high taxes, there is tremendous harm done to our economy. I will fight high taxes and be a voice for small business owners in Springfield.

Arview is pro-life. He supports the 2nd Amendment. He opposes tax increases, and he supports the Chicago separation movement.

“I am not sure when or even if Illinois will be able to separate from the City of Chicago, but whatever ends up happening, we need to send a message that those of us in rural America are tired of morally bankrupt policies being forced on us by politicians who have no respect for our values,” Arview said. “We must take a stand for our values, and that is what the separation movement is all about.”

Arview and his wife, Tawnya, have six children and two grandchildren. They attend Loft Church in Herrin, IL. Both are active ministers in the community. Arview is a licensed insurance agent and currently operates his own agency out of his home.

Arview is running as a Republican. The Primary Election is March 17, 2020.

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