Saturday, July 26, 2008

30th State Senate Candidate Keith Gray's Drive to "Demolish Politicians"

Waukegan businessman Keith Gray is taking an innovative approach to spread his message that we need to "demolish" politics as usual in the state of Illinois. Specifically, he's entered into Sunday's traditional demolishion derby at the Lake County Fair with a special car designed to highlight his crusade against political corruption and mismanagement.

Gray is the GOP nominee for the diverse 30th Senate District, which runs from Waukegan in the north all the way down to the northern end of Wheeling in the south, and also includes all or parts of the towns of North Chicago, Park City, Green Oaks, Mettawa, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, Gurnee, Lake Forest, Buffalo Grove, and Riverwoods. Gray seeks to unseat current State Senator and Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Terry Link, who is currently under a cloud of scandal concerning allegations of petition fraud.

“I’ve raced in the derby seven times, but this year it’s different,” Gray said. “I’m in the middle of my campaign for state senate, and I saw an opportunity to utilize my derby racing tradition to spread the message that I’m not doing this as a career politician or to gain political clout. I’m a normal guy who is sick of being taken advantage of by the Illinois political machine.”

The car, a 1990 Volvo 240 DL station wagon, is owned by Gray’s company, Integrated Lakes Management, and is painted blue and yellow and emblazoned with the words “Demolish Politicians…Vote for Keith Gray, State Senate.”

“Usually I paint the car with a theme for kids, like Blue’s Clues or Barney, so they have something to watch during the race,” Gray said. “But this year the theme is for everyone. It’s for the working people of this district who are being taxed to death by politicians continuing to take more and more from citizens who worked hard to earn those dollars.”

The Demolition Derby, promoted by Dark Horse Racing, is scheduled to begin at 12 noon Sunday at 50 S Route 45 in Grayslake, with the pit opening before the race at 7:00 a.m.


Anonymous said...

It's about time the Lake County Republican party put up someone who can win against Terry Link. Keith is what we need in the 30th!

Anonymous said...

Gray is running against a total crook, Terry Link, that had dead guys sign his petitions.

Anonymous said...

Don't know this guy or what he stands for,but good to see a republican with a pulse getting up and doing something.

Same goes for Tim Stratton.

kellyann1293 said...

It was a pleasure to chat with Mr. Gray at the Republican booth at the Lake County Fair this afternoon. It's definitely time to Break the Link and send some Gray matter to Springfield for a change!!!

mark koch said...


Mark from Gurnee, One down, let's go for the rest!!! Besides the Crooked Terry Link, how about all the congressmen and senators. Cut their time on call inhalf as weel as their salary and LIFETIME health coverage. Let them figure it out like their employers, US TAXPAYEARS! How dare they tell Detroit to cut their programs because of the economy, the diffently need to. Mayby the would finally get it! lIVE THROUGH THE EYES OF THEIR VOTING PUBLIC!!