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Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Richard Irvin stops in Marion

Republican candidate for Governor Richard Irvin
Provided by the Irvin/Bourne Campaign for Governor
Provided by the Irvin/Bourne Campaign for Governor
Republican candidate for Governor Richard Irvin

Republican candidate for Governor Richard Irvin, along with running mate Avery Bourne stopped in Marion on Wednesday. Irvin says Illinois needs to reduce crime, and have a more balanced checkbook.

"Crime is out of control, taxes and wasteful spending is out of control, corruption is out of control."

His running mate, Representative Avery Bourne says she wants to stop the outflow of people to other states.

"I've got two brothers, one's in Missouri and one's in Texas. And that's, we're seeing too many people of my generation leave the state."

Irvin is currently the mayor of Aurora, and so far faces four other opponents in the Republican primary on June 28.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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