One statewide candidate is ready to roll up her sleeves and start working as soon as the election is over. Republican Darlene Senger is a former state representative now running for Illinois Comptroller.
During a stop in Rock Island today, Senger says one of the things she'd like to do if elected is use her skills to help people.
"You know when we're going through our budget process - and we talked about this already - no matter if you're Democrat or Republican, I'll sit down with you. Let's sit down and talk about crafting the budget. Let me bring my knowledge of what I know about the state agencies to the table as we make decisions going forward."
Senger represented Naperville in the Illinois House for six years and she's challenging incumbent, Democrat Susana Mendoza.
"But we can go a lot further than what we have done by also reporting the unfunded pension liabilities. There's a report that shows you all the borrowing we have done, all the debt that's there, but we can put that together in a way that makes more sense for those who are looking to that information to be used for decision making.
Prior to serving in the Illinois House, she was a member of the Naperville City Council. Following today's stop in the Quad Cities, she'll travel to Peoria, Decatur, Carbondale, and Quincy. The election is November 6.