Candidate profiles: State representative 90th district

By Joe Palmer

Name: Liandro “Li” Arellano

Affliation: Republican

Hometown: Dixon

Occupation: Small business owner/Soldier – U.S. Army Reserves

Qualifications: Self-employed business owner/entrepreneur

Platform: Balance Illinois budget, end corruption in state government and resolve the state’s economic crisis through spending cuts and state-level reforms.


Name: Tom Demmer

Affiliation: Republican

Hometown: Dixon

Occupation: Director of Strategic Planning at KSB Hospital

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications with a political science minor from the University of Dayton

Platform: Make Illinois a more business friendly state, develop infrastructure and reform Illinois tax and financing codes.


Name: Chet Olson

Affiliation: Republican

Hometown: Rochelle

Occupation: Mayor of Rochelle

Qualifications: Mayor of Rochelle since May 2003

Platform: Get the state fiscal situation in order, encourage sound economic policy and expand jobs and business in Illinois.



Name: Daniel Sidmore

Affiliation: Republican

Hometown: DeKalb

Occupation: Consultant-Whitshire Partners

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in International Management from Benedictine University.

Platform: Create a 2-year budget cycle akin to other state governments, promote openness from the government and reduce taxation.