I would like to introduce myself, my name is Thomas Castillo, and I want to be your next Lt. Governor of Illinois. What chance do our children have to live the life we know with the road were on? Our debt is soaring and our liberties are slowly being taken away. I love Illinois too much to just throw my hands up in the air, pay my taxes, and hope it doesn't get worse. I am doing this because I feel we must have a choice. As many of our working families feel like they are constantly being thrown under the bus by the powers that be. They are losing their jobs, their homes, and most of all, feeling forgotten by our so called elected leaders. Many of these officials are now being brought up on charges of misconduct and corruption, and with the constant petty infighting from the party bosses, that seems to only hurt and not help us. I see no signs of this ending or even letting up. We need to remember that we are all American first, then we may be a democrat, republican, brown, black, white, or whatever else we may choose. I believe that in today's world we must be of service to the people, and that the people of Illinois need a change in the fundamentals of the way things are being done. I believe our leaders need to fight for all the people, not just the ones who have given large campaign donations. I believe we need to stop over taxing the people and our communities, and start to bring a better way of serving the people of Illinois. Most of all, I believe we need to look to the future to insure a free and prosperous society for our children to raise theirs. Let's get rid of the old, and usher in a new way, with new ideas, that will create new jobs and bring a revival of prosperity back to our great state. Most politicians promise to lower taxes, bring more jobs, and root out corruption, but few release a plan of how they intend to make it happen. As you will learn in the coming months, I am not like the rest, I have released a detailed plan of how I intend to solve these problems and many more on Tom4Gov.org.I pledge to you my friends, that I will work hard for you every day, and that I will not be part of the problem, but part of the solution for what we need to do. I will strive to make Illinois the model of how Government should be run and provide a healthy economy for generations to come. I look forward to earning your support!